Five years ago today, Queen Mary 2 set off from Southampton on her maiden voyage. Now, 750,000 miles later, the Cunard flagship is celebrating her birthday in the Caribbean.
Since the retirement of the QE2, she is the fastest passenger ship afloat, and has made 104 Atlantic crossings, and called at 115 ports in 45 countries.
Belated birthday celebrations will be held later this year when QM2 makes a lap of honour around Britain. Leaving Southampton on October 10, the eight-day voyage will call at Rosyth, Greenock, Liverpool, Cork and Cherbourg. Fares start at £987 for an inside cabin.
The real QM2 experience is a Transatlantic crossing, with no ports to interrupt the seven nights between Southampton and New York. On the westbound route, the time difference adds an hour to almost every day so there’s even more time to relax and play. Fares this year start at £699.