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Luxury liner sails by town

By Warren Wilkins 3rd October 2018

Luxury liner sails by town
Picture: Rob Booth

A luxury cruise ship sailed by Newquay on Saturday, which was a spectacular sight for those lucky enough to it.

The MS Queen Elizabeth was taking in the Cornish coastline enroute to the vessel’s home port of Southampton after leaving St Peter’s Port in Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

The cruise ship, which is operated by Cunard, was launched in 2010 when she was named in a grandiose ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The 90,901-tonne, 2,092-passenger passenger liner cost £350 million to build and is 294 metres in length.

The vessel has 16 decks, 12 of which are accessible to passengers, and has a crew of 900. The ship previously hosted a special commemorative cruise to honour the 50th anniversary of its predecessor, The QE2, in September 2017.

The Cunard website states: “Queen Elizabeth is the youngest Queen in the Cunard fleet. She evokes the heyday of Hollywood glamour and elegance. Her wood panelling, gleaming chandeliers, marble flooring and beautiful decorative touches exude luxury.

“A cruise on The Queen Elizabeth is a chance to step back into the glamorous hey-day of cruising. Passengers can delight in the fabulously British touches of afternoon tea, a game of croquet and a formal royal ball.

“The Queen Elizabeth also has lots of modern features, including a state-of-the-art computer centre and relaxing whirlpools.”

By Warren Wilkins 3rd October 2018

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