Queen Mary 2 To Sail From Brooklyn on Eight Voyages

September 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest ocean liner, sails from the Brooklyn cruise ship pier in Red Hook on eight voyages beginning next Friday, Oct. 2, and ending with a 108-day world tour departing Jan. 4, owner Cunard Lines has announced.

Looking to the future, the Queen Elizabeth on her maiden world voyage will rendezvous with the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria in the New York harbor on Jan. 13, 2011, repeating to the day a similar event three years ago.

The QM2 usually arrives early at 6:30 a.m. and departs the same day at 5 p.m. Her schedule of cruises sailing from Brooklyn Pier 12 as shown on Cunard charts is:

• Oct. 2 – Autumn Splendors, seven days, New England, Boston and Nova Scotia.

• Oct. 9 – Transatlantic for 20 days with stops in England and France.

• Oct. 29 – Repeat of Autumn Splendors.

• Nov. 5 – Round trip to Southampton, England, her homeport.

• Nov. 17 – Caribbean tour, 13-day visit to major resort isles.

• Nov. 30 – Caribbean tour, 10-day visit to island ports.

• Dec. 10 — Caribbean visit, 10-day resort tour.

• Dec. 20 — Christmas in the Caribbean during 15-day jaunt.

• Jan. 4 – World tour of 108 days via Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Europe.

Tickets are already on sale for two 2010 cruises: a seven-night transatlantic to London and a Fourth of July five-night “Get-a-Way.” Full details for all cruises and itineraries are available at Cunard’s web site.

by Don Evans
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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