Trimline, which originally supplied all soft furnishings on the ship and carries out interior maintenance on the vessel since it first entered service in 2004, will ship the new furnishings to Hamburg.
The outfitter will manufacture over 6,000 separate items, and it informs work on curtains, cushions, valances and chair/sofa coverings is already underway. Up to 70 Trimline personnel will work on the ship in Germany, completing the task as the ship returns to Southampton.
In addition, the Cunard flagship’s extensive makeover will entail Trimline laying some 17,000sq mtr of new carpet throughout the passenger accommodation.
‘In the same way that we supplied the original soft furnishings, this will match the biggest manufacture and fitting programme that we have undertaken and has already involved a major project management task involving our in-house specialists and suppliers,’ said Trimline sales and marketing director Mike Oliver, adding that the company has considerable experience working for Cunard.