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Capture Cunard Queens to Win a Queen Mary 2 Cruise

February 21, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Luxury cruise line Cunard is offering a special Queen Mary 2 experience to the spectator who captures the best image of this weekend’s Royal Rendezvous of two of the world’s most famous ships in Sydney – Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth.

Sailing into the Harbour early on Saturday February 25, the magnificent Queens will create an imposing sight in Sydney throughout the day, with the 2700-guest Queen Mary 2 berthed at Circular Quay and the 2000-guest Queen Elizabeth anchored at Athol Buoy near Taronga Zoo.

The Royal Rendezvous comes almost 10 years to the day after Queen Mary 2 paid her first visit to Sydney on February 20, 2007, bringing the city to a standstill as spectators lined the foreshore to see the meeting of the Cunard flagship and the legendary QE2.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Queen Mary 2’s first Sydney visit as well as her recent AU$145 million remastering, Cunard is inviting spectators to post an image of one or both of the Queens in Sydney over the weekend (Saturday February 25 and Sunday February 26) on their personal Instagram or Twitter account, using the hashtag #CunardinSydney to enter the competition*.

The person who takes the best image, judged on creativity and originality, will win a two-night Queen Mary 2 cruise for two people from Melbourne to Sydney in a balcony stateroom on February 22, 2018, as well as a $600 Visa card towards flight costs.

Images of either or both ships taken from any vantage point around the harbour are eligible. To help create a Cunard moment, a Queen Mary 2 bell boy will be at East Circular Quay (adjacent to Portobello restaurant), opposite Queen Mary 2, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.

Carnival Australia Executive Chairman Ann Sherry said the competition would be a wonderful way to capture a special day in Sydney’s cruise history.

“Ten years ago when Queen Mary 2 first visited Sydney, social media didn’t exist. Now, a decade on, Instagram and Twitter seem the perfect way to record a very special visit by two of the world’s most photographed ships,” Ms Sherry said.

The 90,900-tonne Queen Elizabeth will cruise into the Harbour first, arriving at the Heads around 5am before anchoring at Athol Buoy near Taronga Zoo at 5.30am. The 149,215-tonne Queen Mary 2 will follow, arriving at the Heads at 5.30am and sailing up the Harbour to pass Queen Elizabeth at 5.50am before berthing at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay at 7am.  Queen Mary 2 will set sail for Tasmania at 11.30pm when Queen Elizabeth will then sail across the Harbour to berth at Circular Quay overnight before departing Sydney on Sunday at 6pm.

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