Waiting for the Queen to leave at Lady Macquarie’s Chair
Two gigantic luxury ocean liners sailed into Sydney Harbour this week. Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2 were welcomed by thousands of spectators including a fleet of cruise boats, kayaks and choppers. The 294-metre Queen Elizabeth is on 103-night circumnavigation from England, with stops in the US, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East and Europe. It docked at the International terminal and had left the next day for Melbourne.
It isn’t the biggest ship in the world now but it still looks massive.
Queen Mary 2 was launched in 2004 and is the flagship of the Cunard fleet
On the way to the Royal Botanic Gardens, I told Charles, I am 100% sure there would be Pinoys onboard that ship.
And here’s what we saw
Probably one of the crew waving the Philippine Flag.
We were able to catch Queen Mary 2 at Garden Island before it left for New Zealand later in the afternoon. We joined hundreds of excited spectators at Lady Macquarie’s Chair and had a great time taking some snapshots of this impressive ship. Queen Mary 2 is a 345-metre, 151,400-tonne luxury liner and is on a 96-night world voyage. Prices for a round-trip luxury cruise starts at $US25,529. ☺
It sailed near the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House before finally leaving the harbour.