Cunard Line announced that the Queen Mary 2 will undergo an extensive 25 day dry dock refurbishment at the Blohm+Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany next summer, May 27 to June 21, 2016.

Among the changes will be the addition of 15 additional single staterooms, 30 additional Britannia Club Balcony Staterooms and ten more kennels for cats and dogs.

Richard Meadows, president, Cunard North America, said:

“Queen Mary 2 is an icon in the world of luxury ocean travel. A ship that turns heads everywhere she goes, she is the pride of the Cunard fleet and we are committed to ensuring her reputation grows ever stronger.”

“These enhancements are just the beginning of an exciting refurbishment for Queen Mary 2, and we look forward to making more announcements about this impressive refit in the coming months,” Meadows added.