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new look Carinthian Lounge for Queen Mary 2

Cunard to transform Queen Mary 2's Winter Garden to the Carinthia Lounge

Cunard unveiled plans to transform Queen Mary 2’s Winter Garden into an elegant, airy and versatile new venue - the Carinthia Lounge.

The new Carinthia Lounge will take shape during Queen Mary 2’s multimillion pound refit at Blohm+ Voss from May 27 to June 21, 2016.

The new lounge, located next to the canyon Ranch spa, will transition seamlessly throughout the day, serving light breakfast and lunch dishes and then become an elegant evening destination.

The Carinthia Lounge will feature a fresh colour palette of powder blue, cream and gold, and versatile seating layouts including dining chairs and tables near the new patisserie and chic curved lounge seating under decorative lights. The spacious venue will also feature a wine wall, vertical metal Art Deco-inspired screens, and a dark walnut timber dance floor.

The Carinthia Lounge will feature a dedicated patisserie and an afternoon tea service, with the option of a special Veuve Cliquot Champagne Afternoon Tea experience. When the sun sets, the atmosphere will evolve into an evening spot with premium wine, small plates and relaxed entertainment.

Angus Struthers, Cunard director, says: 'In the roaring twenties Carinthia embodied the spirit of travel which saw the rise in popularity of world cruises and winter voyages. It is only fitting to remember the legacy of Carinthia and bestow this name onto our new lounge set to launch following refit. We believe this space will truly elevate the Queen Mary 2 experience, adding new innovative culinary options, as well as another level of refined relaxation and entertainment for our guests.'

Both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth feature Carinthia Cafes.

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