QUEEN ELIZABETH at Monfalcone, Italy in February. Photo and copyright Peter Knego 2010.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth will be naming Cunard’s latest vessel, the QUEEN ELIZABETH in Southampton on Monday, October 11, 2010, just prior to the ship’s maiden sailing on October 12. This will be the fourth Cunarder named by Her Majesty, who launched the SS CARONIA while still a princess in 1947. She also christened the RMS QE2 in 1967 and the RMMV QM2 in 2004. Cunard namings have proven to be among the most spectacular in the cruise industry and this promises to be a gala event.

The QUEEN ELIZABETH has successfully undergone sea trials in the Adriatic and is being completed at Italy’s Fincantieri Shipyard.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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