To ensure the 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew members never get lost on the world’s largest, longest, tallest, widest, grandest ocean liner, we designed the world’s largest ‘You are here’ sign for the Queen Mary 2.
The signs, which are located on Deck 2, are at the heart of the ship and provide a unique reference point to easily navigate your way through the ship’s 14 decks, 1310 suites & staterooms, 14 bars, 10 dining areas, 5 swimming pools and find the first planetarium afloat. The sign which measures 2.1m X 1.5m weighs in excess of 190 kg and is made from 15mm thick specially toughened glass. To accommodate mounting the sign, the bulkhead had to be strengthened prior to installation.
In addition to the ‘You are here’ sign, Lenco International has designed in excess of 25,000 signs for the Queen Mary 2, the greatest number of signs on any ship. The signs cover wayfinding in all ship areas; suites and staterooms and ensuring that all signage complies with the operational aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Queen Mary 2 has been built to comply with current ADA recommendations.
We were privileged to play a part in the creation of what has to be the greatest liner of our time.