Posted by: cruise2 | 25 November, 2009

Legendary Letters Applied to New Queen


Pictured above: Welders secure the steel letters that spell out the legendary name of Cunard’s newest ocean liner at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard in Trieste, Italy

For more than 70 years, Cunard ships graced with the name Queen Elizabeth have been a significant part of maritime history, and British heritage. Now, with less than a year to go until her maiden voyage, the legendary letters that will identify the newest addition to Cunard’s fleet have been welded onto the bow of Queen Elizabeth at the Fincantieri yard in Trieste, Italy.

“It is a rare 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,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “A milestone such as this only continues to build on the already wide anticipation of the debut of our gracious new Cunarder.”

Limited space is still available on voyages for Queen Elizabeth’s inaugural 2010 season, comprised of six legendary voyages, calling on 32 distinct ports in 18 countries. Her Maiden Voyage, now sold out, will depart from Cunard’s homeport of Southampton, on 12 October 2010, en route to the Atlantic Isles.

For more information about Cunard and to book a voyage aboard Queen Elizabeth, contact your The Cruise People, Ltd. on 1-800-268-6523 or


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