Thursday, September 13, 2007

CND Headlines - Queen Victoria Returns from Sea Trials

The front page of CND's website has a magnificent photo of Cunard's Queen Victoria. It turns out it was the first photo of the ship taken at sea and was snapped during the vessel's recent sea trials off the coast of Italy. (That makes it sound so easy. Run the ship at full speed. Hire the helicopter. Swoop down in front of the ship. Snap the picture. Nothing to it.)

The vessel just returned from its successful set of sea trials in the Adriatic (Sept 1-3). The first set, which it also completed successfully were Aug 24-26. All is on track for on on-time delivery and Queen Victoria's first arrival in Southampton on December 7 for its inaugural events.