Thursday, 26 February 2009

[Others.037] Hello Queen Mary 2!

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 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.


Lee said...

Hi Allan, thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog about the link to Lucyina not working. I think I've fixed it!?!

BTW, great photos & information about the Queen Mary 2. And, you have a terrific view from your office. I generally work from home and look out onto a little slice of garden. Definitely not up there with your view. Lee :)

DesignTies said...

Interesting facts about the QM2, thanks for sharing :-)

I really like the last one about the joystick -- like it's a great big arcade game!!

Kelly @ DesignTies