Queen Mary 2 meets Queen Elizabeth in Halifax for the very first time
Luxury cruise line Cunard’s flagship liner Queen Mary 2 had a rare ending up in 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 Sandra and Cobb Greer, this year’s recipients of the Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Creativity and courage 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 together with the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation, the Maritime Museum of the Cunard and Atlantic, the award acknowledges a fantastic person that demonstrates the qualities exemplified by Samuel Cunard throughout his life. The Innovative Spirit Award was made to honor someone who sticks out as having a pioneering spirit much like Sir Samuel Cunard.
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From Halifax, Queen Mary 2 sails to NY, and to England with Cunard historian John G then. Langley, Q.C., Chairman and director of the Cunard Steamship Society aboard. Langley will undoubtedly be donating a substantial part of his Cunard collection to the Cunard Archives at the University of Liverpool after his voyage. Guests Queen Mary 2&rsquo onboard;s Transatlantic Crossing could have the chance to see select pieces from the collection and attend talks distributed by Langley.
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