For your viewing pleasure
Cunard said that the ship's arrival can be seen best from the following locations: The Golden Gate Bridge (vista points on both sides of bridge) Piers 39 and 45 Fort Mason San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Aquatic Park Crissy Field, within Golden Gate National Parks
Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 will make its
maiden call in San Francisco during an overnight stay Feb. 4. The
overnight visit will be the vessel's only visit to the West Coast
Cunard said that it
expects thousands of maritime enthusiasts to view the ship as it
sails beneath the Golden Gate Bridge at approximately 3:30 p.m. on
Feb. 4, surrounded by a flotilla of vessels and escorted by local
Cunard added that
the QM2 will circle the harbor before docking at Pier 27 at around
8 p.m. The next day, local dignitaries will board the ship for a
tour and luncheon prior to an 8 p.m. departure.
"In the midst of an
extraordinary waterfront renaissance, San Francisco is uniquely
equipped to celebrate Queen Mary 2's maiden
call and so we look forward to an enthusiastic welcome," said Carol
Marlow, president and managing director of Cunard Line.
The ship arrives on
the 26th day of its Around the World in 80 Days voyage. From San
Francisco, it will head towards the Asia-Pacific region, visiting
Hawaii; American Samoa; Australia and New Zealand; and Hong Kong by
the end of February.
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