New Cunard Queen gets her name

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qe.jpgThe new Cunard cruise ship Queen Elizabeth takes a step nearer completion as the letters of her famous name are welded onto the bow by a shipyard worker in Italy.
The 90,400-ton ship, currently under construction at the Fincantieri yard near Trieste, will be floated out of dry dock early in 2010 and will make her maiden voyage in October after a lavish naming ceremony in Southampton.
Cunard president and managing director Peter Shanks said: “It is an honour for any ship to bear the name Queen Elizabeth, and as I saw the famous name being welded to the bow, I was overcome by the historical significance. A milestone such as this only continues to build on the already wide anticipation of the introduction of our new Cunarder.”

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:35+00:00 24 November 2009|Cruise Ships|1 Comment

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  1. Chris Frame 24 November 2009 at 9:16 am - Reply

    With predecessors such as the legendary Queen Elizabeth (1940) and Queen Elizabeth 2 (1969) this third Elizabeth has a proud heritage to maintain. Let us hope that her future is as historic as her fore bearers and that the does the Cunard name proud.

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