Friday, February 6, 2015

Two Queens Meet in Long Beach

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth met one of her predecessors, Queen Mary, for the first time in Long Beach on Thursday, kicking off the start of Cunard's celebration in the US of their 175th year.

Queen Elizabeth docked in Long Beach Thursday morning, marking Cunard's maiden call at the California port. Her berth was adjacent to Queen Mary, which is permanently moored there.

As Queen Elizabeth was preparing to leave Thursday evening to continue her World Cruise, the two Cunard icons exchanged a whistle salute while overhead Cunard provided a dazzling fireworks display to celebrate the meeting.

The complete story appeared in the February 6 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Additional photos are still being added to this page.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia inspects the model of Queen Mary 2 in the Queen Mary model museum

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