Queen Mary 2’s Captain Perches On The Bow Of His Vast Ship

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Daring Captain Kevin Oprey is seen standing beneath the soaring hull of Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2. The Queen Mary 2 is the largest and most expensive Ocean Liner ever built.

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Captain Oprey stood on top of the vessel’s bulbous bow, an underwater projection that minimises the creation of bow waves around the waterline when the ship is under way.

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The ship was a mile off the coast of Bali during the ship’s Round World Voyage in its 10th anniversary year.

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At 151,200 tons, Queen Mary 2 accommodates 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew. She remains the longest, tallest, widest ocean liner ever built as well as being the most famous and fastest passenger ship in operation today.

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In her first 10 years of operation, following a spectacular naming by Her Majesty The Queen on 8 January 2004, Queen Mary 2 has undertaken more than 420 voyages including over 200 transatlantic crossings and called at 182 ports in 60 countries.

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