I have a personal philosophy that says before trying anything new, you have the best chance of success if you look back at history. Because you have to realize what has worked and what was filed. There is so much about this ship, if you look around closely you can see that it has been done before. All I have done is take all the successful bits from other ships and brought it all together into this one new ship and added a little bit of new technology and new thinking. That has all been packaged together to create Queen Mary 2.
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Stephen Payne, OBE, MNM, RDI, FREng, FRINA, HonFIED is a British naval architect. He has worked on the designs of approximately 40 passenger ships for the Carnival Corporation, including the Cunardocean linerRMS Queen Mary 2