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Cruise News & Reviews

26 January 2016
Author: Terry Hutson



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Cunard's Queen Elizabeth arrives in the Mother City on her maiden visit to South Africa. Pictures are by Ian Shiffman

Cunard's QUEEN ELIZABETH has arrived on her maiden visit to the Mother City, Cape Town and will also be visiting Port Elizabeth.

The stately ship arrived in Cape Town this morning (Tuesday, 26 January 2016) where she will remain until Thursday, 28 January when she departs for the short voyage to Port Elizabeth (also a maiden call). She sails from the Eastern Cape port on the early evening of Saturday, 30 January after having arrived that morning.

During Queen Elizabeth's 121 night World Voyage she will sail in excess of 36,000 nautical miles and visit 42 ports of call in 25 countries. She has overnight stays in Cape Town, Sydney and Singapore with no fewer than 15 maiden calls. Additionally, she is offering 10 late departures which give passengers time to experience selected destinations into the evening -- giving a very different perspective on some fascinating cities and some truly spectacular night time departures.

"I am immensely proud of Cunard's history, our beautiful fleet and the talented people who continue to champion our tradition of service and excellence," said New Zealand-born Commodore Christopher Rynd, Commodore of the Cunard fleet, a position he has held since April 2011.