Queen Mary 2 in Durban

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.

7 replies on “Queen Mary 2 in Durban”

Im boarding the queen mary 2 as the first photographer from south africa from my home port in cape town. Boarding thursday 11am and then leaving on friday. Cant wait!

The Queen Mary 2 is NOT the worlds largest cruise liner?!!?!?! It has been passed by few liners already, Roal Carribeans Oasis is currently the largest

Royal Caribbean do not have any ocean liners. They have cruise ships. QM2 is the world’s largest cruise liner.

Caroline is right Jason, I worked on the Queen Mary 2. There is a difference; An ocean liner has a much deeper hull (QM2 – 10meters) than a cruise ship, because it is specifically designed and engineered for a smooth sail on rough oceans, such as the Northern Atlantic.

So yeah, QM2 is the biggest Ocean Liner in the world and the Allure of the seas (the sister ship of the Oasis) is the biggest Cruise Ship in the world.

Hey Marc, its Jarrod, ex-PPL. Did a search on qm2 in durbs and this site came up.small world.
How is PPL going?

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