Queen Mary 2, the largest cruise ships to visit Sydney is here!
We can still see it even from our office at Martin Place, which is quite far away. I only have my mobile with me, so sorry about the not-so-clear image...
2nd try, with a bit of zooming.....
Still not very good... Looks like I need a new phone that comes with a much better camera...
Alright, to have a much better photo of the beautiful ship, have at look at this page on news.com.au or their official photo gallery.
Sydney Morning Herald also have a report here, but there's no photo and not as interesting as the previous one...
From their official Australian web site here, I was quite impressed about the facilities available.
According to this page it cost $12,629 for a 44 days trip. Sounds a lot, but if you divide that by 44, it's only about $287 per day. Don't forget that this also covers accommodation and they still have to feed you! If only I can have so many holidays....
Sad to know that it's leaving tonight and heading for Tokyo. Wait, don't go! Every passenger has to spend at least AU$500 before you are allow to leave Sydney :-) !
Finally, some interesting facts about the ship:
# The Queen Mary 2 is two thirds the length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
# The ship's engines produces enough thrust to launch a jumbo jet and can reach a top speed of 30 knots
# It has 1072 deck chairs, 2000 bathrooms, 3000 telephones and 5000 stairs
# It weighs 150,000 tonnes and is 345 metres long
# The Queen Mary 2 is the largest passenger ship to ever visit Australia, it is more than double the size of the Queen Elizabeth 2 and more than three times the size of the Titanic
# The ship is 44 metres longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall (300 metres)
# It is 34 metres longer than the original Queen Mary
# It cost an estimated $800 million dollars to build
# The Queen Mary 2's whistle is audible for 16 kilometres
# The ship has no wheel but a joystick to control its movements.