After departing Cape Town at 22:05 last night the Queen Elizabeth is expected to berth in the Port of Port Elizabeth between 2:00 and 4:00 am on 30 January 2016.
She will spend the day in Port Elizabeth, departing at 5:00 pm.
Good vantage points to see the Queen Elizabeth are the deck at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) – have some lunch, stay the afternoon and listen to music by Ken Collier, a balladeer of note from a group calling themselves the “Coffin Dodgers”, together with his buddies from the “Four Winds Folk Club” who begin their music on Saturday 30 January starting at 2:30pm.
PEDSAC has a deck restaurant. South End Blend at the South End Museum will also offer good views.
Get up close and pop along to ABYC for a sundowner on the deck to watch the Queen Elizabeth depart.
The MS Queen Elizabeth is a Vista-class cruise ship operated by the Cunard Line. She is the second largest ship constructed for Cunard, exceeded only by Queen Mary 2, and is capable of carrying up to 2,092 passengers. The ship is running mate to Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2.
Queen Elizabeth is a modified design and she is slightly larger than Queen Victoria, at 92,000 GT, largely due to a more vertical stern.
The ship’s name was announced by Cunard on 10 October 2007. The company now operates three vessels once more (since the retirement of Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2008). The naming of the ship as Queen Elizabeth brings about a situation similar to that between 1940 and 1948, when Cunard’s original Queen Elizabeth was in service at the same time as the Royal Navy battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Navy plans to introduce the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into service in 2016, six years after this ship joined the fleet.
The first master of Queen Elizabeth was Captain Christopher Wells.
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