We have just finished the last job in the 2019 P&O Cruises and Cunard Line carpet cleaning schedule, which marks the end of our 25th consecutive season, which is quite a milestone for me personally and for the company.
Fittingly the last job was on RMS Queen Mary 2, the world’s most luxurious ocean liner and a true British icon. The job was to clean the lower Britannia Restaurant carpet, a total area of 1,650 square metres, that’s about eighty-five living room carpets.
The 29th March 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of being promoted to main contractor and my first ships were SS Canberra and the brand-new Oriana.
Since then and as the fleet has expanded, ships got bigger and bigger, Oriana was a mere 69,000 tones whereas today P&O Britannia at 146,000 tons and RMS Queen Mary 2 at 155,000 are massive by comparison and still they get bigger and bigger, next year will see the arrival of P&O Iona at 185,500 tons.
Big ships equal massive challenges in both height, length and time constraints, where enormous areas of carpet need to be cleaned in a 3.5-hour time slot.
Our Titan 875 Truck Mounted System is the most powerful carpet cleaning system on the planet, and it needs to be able to clean carpet on the 18th deck of the latest superliners and have carpets not only cleaned to the very highest standards, but also dry within an hour and delivered on time with no excuses.