Monday, February 25, 2008

Queens Meet in Sydney

We've got a soft spot for the QE 2. Here are some of the headlines:

A royal rendezvous for Cunard queens in Sydney

Spectacular Historic Cunard Royal Rendezvous Between Queen Victoria and QE2 Marks Queen Victoria's Maiden Call and QE2's Final Visit to Sydney

Subdued farewell for grand dame

Photos: The QE2 marked her last visit to Sydney with a spectacular passing with younger sister, the Queen Victoria.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Queen Victoria pass each other. Photo: Ben Rushton

...Queen Victoria, also on a world cruise, arrived in Sydney on 23 February. The two ocean liners met for an historic sail past on Sunday evening in Sydney. QE2 left her berth at Garden Island while Queen Victoria left hers at Circular Quay at 1800 hours local time.

The cruise liners then passed on either side of Fort Denison in Sydney harbour, greeting each other with a whistle salute which could be heard over 10 miles away.

Following the sail past QE2 docked at Circular Quay before her final departure from Sydney this morning. The historic ship will now make her last calls in Australia in Hobart on 27 February, Melbourne on 29 February, Adelaide on 2 March, Albany on 4 March and Fremantle on 5 March....Source

Live from the Bridge Cam of the Queen Elizabeth 2

Queen Elizabeth 2 Bridge Cam