Almost here…

It is with great excitement that we are counting down the days to the arrival of Cunard’s new luxury cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth, as we are among those lucky enough to have procured a place on her Maiden Voyage on 12 October 2010.  The QE’s maiden voyage is the fastest-selling cruise ever in Cunard’s history, selling out in a record 29 minutes 14 seconds, so we are indeed lucky to be one of the chosen few.  🙂

Queen Elizabeth was officially handed over to Cunard White Star line on 1 October 2010 and she is, at the time of writing, on her way to Southampton from Fincantieri yard in Italy.  She is due to arrive in her home port tomorrow morning at around nine o’clock.  I have been looking at her bridge cam every day to see where she is: you can watch her arrival in Southampton by going to:

http://www.cunard.co.uk/Ships/Queen-Elizabeth/Bridge-Web-Cam/

On Monday 11 October, Her Majesty the Queen will be doing the official naming ceremony in Southampton by breaking a jeroboam of champers on the Queen Elizabeth’s bow.  Let’s hope the bottle smashes; it has long been considered bad luck in nautical tradition if the bottle doesn’t break. 😦

I shall be doing a daily blog to mark the Maiden voyage for posterity.  It’s the first cruise I’ve done since I set up this blog so I will actually have something to write about for a change!  🙂

Anchors aweigh!

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