Contract for Southern Contracts onboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

South Coast based Southern Contracts has now completed Phase 2 of its recent contract with Carnival Cruises.

As part of an ongoing overhaul across their fleet, Cunard (part of the Carnival Cruises group of companies) are undertaking full refits of all passenger and crew laundrettes on across their fleet.

The first to be completed was a refit of these launderettes onboard the Queen Mary II which was completed last month.

This latest phase was involved sourcing and exporting the equipment to the Queen Elizabeth, which is currently in dry dock in Singapore.

Adam Elphinstone, Managing Director of Southern Contracts said: “We’ve been supplying and maintaining laundry, galley and cleaning equipment to the cruise and marine industry for decades, right back when our grandfather formed the company to provide cleaning equipment to this sector.

“Over the years we have built up a great reputation with our clients and they know that however varied and obscure the challenge, they can rely on us to get the right equipment to them on time and on budget.

“We’ve worked with Cunard and indeed Carnival for many years now and they know we’re a company they can trust, which is why they have appointed us to provide all twelve of their cruise ships with new passenger laundry appliances.”

With knowledge of the whole market, Southern Contracts is best placed to identify the most suitable equipment for each of its clients’ needs and, in this instance, opted for Electrolux Professional products which automatically weigh the contents, adjusting the water required, saving time for the users while reducing water and therefore cost, to the cruise line. The Pure Control feature enables monitoring of the equipment and performance remotely, allowing intervention when necessary.

Adam added, “There will be one further fit out before Christmas, but the remaining 9 vessels will be updated next year, ready for the summer cruise season.”

Southern Contracts pride themselves on delivering the very best products and service to their customers by keeping leading products of commercial washing machines and industrial tumble dryers, cleaning and catering equipment in stock, ready to replace at a moment’s notice when a repair isn’t possible within the strict time constraints of being in port demand.

For more information about products and services on offer, contact Southern Contracts’ expert team of technical staff to provide guidance and advice through every aspect of your purchase and ongoing commitment to service, please telephone 03301 222888 or visit