Luxury Liner Queen Elizabeth visits Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, April 21, 2014
Cunard’s newest luxury cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth visited in Abu Dhabi on her maiden voyage to the emirate on April 17.
The ship arrived a little ahead of schedule and stayed for the whole day in Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi, allowing its 1,950 passengers to explore some of the UAE capital’s many attractions.
Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, and Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, welcomed Captain Alistair Clarke and his crew, and they exchanged commemorative plaques to mark the special occasion.
Sheikh Sultan said: "The arrival of one of the most magnificent vessels afloat is a landmark in Abu Dhabi’s cruise industry history and one which exemplifies our cruise tourism ambitions. With two Cunard Queens expected next season, we recognise and appreciate this company’s confidence in our destination and promise its elite clientele that will have even more to see and do when they return.”
The Queen Elizabeth is the last of the 10 scheduled first time visitors in the current cruise season, a season that has seen a record number of maiden calls arriving at the city centre port. -TradeArabia News Service