Queen Mary 2 meets Queen Elizabeth in Halifax for the first time

Queen Mary 2 meets Queen Elizabeth in Halifax for the first time

Luxury cruise line Cunard’s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 had a rare meeting with sister ship Queen Elizabeth and offered spectacular sailaway on July 26, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, birthplace of the company’s founder Sir Samuel Cunard. The meeting was arranged in celebration of Zita Cobb and Sandra Greer, this year’s recipients of the Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Courage and Creativity and The Innovative Spirit Award, respectively.

The Samuel Cunard Award for Vision, Courage and Creativity was inaugurated in 2015 to celebrate the company’s 175th Anniversary in the ancestral home of its founder Sir Samuel Cunard. Created in partnership with the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Cunard, the award acknowledges an extraordinary individual who demonstrates the qualities exemplified by Samuel Cunard throughout his life. The Innovative Spirit Award was created to honor an individual who stands out as having a pioneering spirit similar to Sir Samuel Cunard.

From Halifax, Queen Mary 2 sails to New York, and then on to England with Cunard historian John G. Langley, Q.C., Director and Chairman of the Cunard Steamship Society aboard. Langley will be donating a significant portion of his Cunard collection to the Cunard Archives at the University of Liverpool after his voyage. Guests onboard Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing will have the opportunity to see select pieces from the collection and attend talks given by Langley.

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