Queen Mary 2 sailing past the Statue of Liberty
Queen Mary 2 sailing past the Statue of Liberty

Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 celebrates its 10th anniversary today.

At 1,132 feet, if stood on her stern Queen Mary 2 would be taller than the Shard in London – the tallest building in Europe – and weighs the equivalent of nearly 19,000 London buses.

On 8 January 2004 Queen Mary 2 was christened by The Queen; in its first 10 years of cruising the ship has sailed the equivalent of three times to the moon and back.

Queen Mary 2 will commence its eighth World Cruise on 10 January 2014, sailing out of Southampton with sister ship Queen Elizabeth following celebratory fireworks.

On 9 May 2014 all three Cunard ships will arrive in Southampton to for 10th anniversary celebrations, including sail-pasts and spectacular fireworks, before the cruise ships sail together out of port.

Queen Mary 2 will have two commemorative sailings to and from New York.

Watch this short video celebrating the 10th anniversary of Queen Mary 2

Watch another video for a glimpse inside the elegant cruise ship and a taste of the cruise ship’s history to date.

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