A Royal Rendezvous – Queen Elizabeth Queen Mary 2

first_imgA much anticipated royal rendezvous took place this morning when Cunard’s newest cruise ship Queen Elizabeth and her larger sister Queen Mary 2 met for the first time in Sydney Harbour. Meeting under grey skies just outside the heads at 5:30am, the 90,900-tonne Queen Elizabeth followed her sister into the harbour before berthing at the Overseas Passenger Terminal around 7am.Thousands of people awoke early to be a part of the historical occasion as the vessels sounded their horns to mark the first time the Queens are meeting in Sydney Harbour. Arriving from New Zealand, the Queen Elizabeth is carrying 2000 guests and almost 1000 crew as part of her 103 night maiden world voyage.“Sydney is always a highlight port for our Cunard world voyage guests but marking an historic Royal Rendezvous with our two Queens certainly adds to the attraction,” said Peter Shanks president and managing director of Cunard. Launched in October, the Queen Elizabeth will head to Melbourne on 25 February and Fremantle on 1 March before continuing her return voyage to Southampton via Asia. Her sister, Cunard’s flagship will sail for New Zealand tomorrow evening. To view a photo gallery of the Royal Rendezvous this morning, click here Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.A; Image credit: James Morganlast_img read more