This morning I woke up bright and early to get down to the Durban harbour to see my latest purchase the worlds largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, make it’s way into South Africa for the first time ever.
I had read up quite a bit on the ship, and was absolutely blown away to see it arriving this morning. She leaves Durban this evening, and docks in Cape Town on Thursday, before carrying on with her rest of the round the world journey.
The boat has 17 decks, and is 72m high and 345m long. Queen Mary 2‘s facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. They even have kennels on board if you fancy taking your pooch along for a sea cruise !!! To get a better idea of the size of this monster, check out this image below, that compares it to a couple of everyday objects. To read up a bit more about the Queen Mary 2, check out the Wikipedia article
I took a couple of shots, which I have posted to a Flickr set.