Queen Victoria passes a milestone

Last updated 15:57 12/12/2012
Cunard Queen Victoria

WELL TRAVELLED: Queen Victoria has called at 196 ports in 63 countries and carried almost 250,000 guests.

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Cunard Line's Queen Victoria cruise ship is five years old.

Since departing her homeport of Southampton on her maiden voyage on December 11, 2007 – a day after being named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall – she has sailed over half a million nautical miles, called at 196 ports in 63 countries and carried almost 250,000 guests.

In all, 20,300 bottles of champagne – enough to fill six Olympic-size swimming pools – have been drunk and 9,125,000 cups of tea and 1,460,000 scones have been served since 11 December 2007.

To mark this special birthday, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will make a return visit (her third in five years) to her ship on December 13 in Southampton and spend time meeting crew before unveiling a specially-commissioned portrait of herself and cutting a special birthday cake.

Cunard’s President and Managing Director Peter Shanks said Cunard was very proud of Queen Victoria, her crew and her achievements since she entered service.

“To have a visit from Her Royal Highness will be a very special moment for the ship’s company. Queen Victoria is known as a happy ship and is certainly extremely popular with Cunard’s discerning guests,” Mr Shanks said.

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