Dr. Stephen Payne – Designing a Liner, Not a Cruise Ship

Dr. Stephen Payne Chief Naval Architect CUNARD
Dr. Stephen Payne, OBE, Chief Naval Architect – CUNARD

On the occasion of the Queen Mary 2’s 10th anniversary of her delivery from STX Europe, CUNARD Line’s Chief Naval Architect Dr. Stephen Payne, OBE narrates an inside look at her design and construction.

He notes that although this vessel carries passengers on long ocean voyages in luxury, she is not a cruise ship, but rather a purpose-designed liner capable of criss-crossing across the Atlantic Ocean quickly and safely in all weather conditions.

Kind of makes you want to hop on board and sail across the Atlantic now doesn’t it?

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