Sunday, February 04, 2007
THE Q M 2 ARRIVES
The Queen Mary 2 arrived in San Francisco today. It is the largest ship ever to pass through the Golden Gate. It has traveled 14,145 miles from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, around the tip of South America in 26 days.
This huge ship is 1,131 feet long, a little less than the Empire Building is tall. There are 17 deck levals and it is carrying 2,638 guests.
The QM2 serves 14,00 meals a day and they use 5,000 to 6,000 eggs daily.
This beautiful ship leaves our City tomorrow for Hawaii to New Zealand, Sydney Australia, Hong Kong, Sinapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Egypt, Athens, Rome, Le Havre, France, Southhampton, England and finally back Florida on April 2, 2007. Around the world in 80 days.
My husband and I were among the throngs of people along the entrance to the Golden Gate watching the pagentry. That is one gigantic vessel. It was exciting to see it and experience the excitement.
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