Southampton-based luxury cruise company Cunard have revealed plans for investment in their Queen Victoria ship. – and introduce tea and coffee making facilities in all their fleet’s cabins.

The surprise announcement came at the annual Seatrade Cruise Global event in Fort Lauderdale. Cunard announced new enhancements planned for Queen Mary 2's remastering, the most significant refit ever undertaken by Carnival UK, as well as news about Queen Victoria, during a press event hosted by top executives from the company.

In addition to the reveals made regarding Queen Mary 2’s refit, Cunard announced it will be adding Britannia Club staterooms to Queen Victoria in her next dry-dock scheduled for June 2017, due in part, the company reported, to the stateroom categories exceedingly popular appeal on Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

Angus Struthers, Cunard Director, said: “The changes being made are a direct response to our discerning passengers increasing desire for space and style, and to meet their rising expectations of luxury.”

Queen Mary 2, which will be in dry dock from 27 May to 21 June, will see several enhancements including 30 additional Britannia Club Staterooms, 15 new single staterooms, and an expansion of the ship’s dedicated kennel for cats and dogs.

Yesterday it was announced all staterooms will be remastered by the start of the ship’s 2017 World Cruise.

Shared for the first time at Cunard’s press event were renderings showcasing new designs for Queen Mary 2’s luxurious Queens Grill Duplex Apartment and Penthouse Suites, as well as videos on Queen Mary 2’s redesign and culinary program.

“Cunard was the innovator of the luxury suite category, and this remastering will further showcase the richness of ship’s stateroom design, intimate dining experiences and White Star Service.” added Mr Struthers.

“Guest feedback was especially important as we explored the redesign of the staterooms.

"We believe the new designs on board provide a more distinctive Cunard character and will elevate the guest experience.”

“During our 175-year history, Cunard earned a reputation for offering style and taste.

"The remastering of Queen Mary 2 continues this tradition by the thoughtful updating of the product, while maintaining the refined design aesthetics and service standards that are deeply based in British style and refinement.

"The combination of our keen attention to detail, and incorporating inspirations from our past will continue to propel the powerful Cunard story, which we think will strongly resonate with today’s discerning travellers.”