The Legend Lives On
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Today marks my last day aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 as we make this Westbound Transatlantic Crossing with the National Symphony Orchestra. After 81 cruises, the last day of a voyage never gets any easier. That is particularly true aboard Queen Mary 2. I dislike proclaiming that any one ship is my favorite, but after a lifetime of admiring ships, I have to say: Queen Mary 2 is my favorite.
She is the ship I dream about. She is the ship I long to sail around the world on. I don’t know why – maybe it’s her ocean liner pedigree or the grandeur of her public rooms or her British traditions that carry on with the full blessing of parent company Carnival Corporation PLC – but I feel she is the most elegant, graceful, powerful ship afloat.