QM2 sails into Cape Town

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capetown.jpgPlans to move retired liner QE2 to Cape Town may have fallen through, but her big sister, Queen Mary 2, arrived in the port today for the first time.
And on board for the maiden call was Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role in the anti-apartheid campaign. He has been a guest speaker for the past few days during the QM2’s world cruise.
He is pictured below with Captain Nick Bates and Cunard’s president and managing director, Peter Shanks, who said: “Our guests were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet this living luminary, and I am delighted to say that he now holds a very special place in Cunard’s 170-year history.”
Proposals to move the QE2, currently tied up at a berth in Dubai, to provide accommodation for World Cup fans visiting Cape Town this summer, fell through when the city’s tourist authorities said they couldn’t find a berth.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:30+00:00 25 March 2010|Cruise Destinations, Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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