I, myself, have been a guest on Cunard several times, and have enjoyed the feeling of having been a part of a history-making voyage; such an experience is not to be missed. (Read my blog about a trip on the Queen Mary 2 here!) Cunard recently launched its beautiful new ship, the Queen Elizabeth, and she has now begun her Maiden World Voyage.
As such, she is visiting new ports and creating milestones along the way. Two weeks ago, the Queen Elizabeth had a historic Royal Rendezvous in New York City, when all three of Cunard’s Queens met for only the second time in that city in the Line’s 171-year history.
And then, this past weekend, she stopped for the first time in the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California. Los Angeles provided a grand welcome, with travel agents, citizens, media and local dignitaries coming out in force to wish the ship “bon voyage”. Also welcoming Queen Elizabeth to the City of Angels was British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay, Everette Hoard of the Steamship Historical Society, Dr. Scott Gray, President, San Pedro Convention & Visitors Bureau, and James Callahan, President and CEO of Metro Ports.
After departing Los Angeles, Queen Elizabeth will continue her Maiden World Voyage, sailing to Hawaii, then across the Pacific to New Zealand. Once the world voyage has been completed, the Queen Elizabeth will spend the remainder of the year in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. Her itineraries will include exotic and unique ports such as the Norwegian Fjords, St. Petersburg, the Holy Land and Canary Islands.