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Outlook is shipshape for McCue Marine after luxury liner job

By John Mulgrew

Co Antrim fit-out firm McCue Marine has completed a multi-million pound makeover of luxury cruise ship Queen Mary 2.

Carrickfergus-based McCue upgraded the 2,620 passenger ship's shopping areas, Queen's Grill and Princess Grill restaurants, along with other sections.

The work, which took 25 days, was completed at the dry-dock at Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, alongside firms SMC Design and Harding Retail.

The refit is the largest overhaul ever taken by the ship's owner, Cunard.

McCue specialises in shop fit-outs, but has grown to include a marine business focusing on ships interiors.

McCue Business Development Manager Stephen Mills said: "With dedication and hard work, the McCue Marine management team and refit operatives not only delivered a quality product but managed to hand over the completed areas extremely efficiently.

"This underlines the company's dedication to best practice, and emphasises that we go above and beyond to ensure that our service is unrivalled, and as professional as possible.

"The initial contract with Cunard doubled in value due to the company being asked to tender for more areas on board the ship, another accomplishment we are very pleased with as it speaks volumes of our experience in the industry."

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