Queen Mary 2 Celebrates US-France Cultural Legacy

On the 24th June, QM2 will return to her birthplace of Saint Nazaire to take part in a special charter commemorating 100 years since American troops landed there in World War I.

Once there, The Bridge, a celebration of cultural influence between the two countries, will take place. France imported such things as basketball and jazz from their American visitors in 1917.

She sets sail on the 25th, challenged to New York by the largest trimarans in the world, which set records at faster speeds than the Cunard liner. She should arrive as scheduled on the 1st July.

She set sail from Southampton at 9pm on the 22nd, stopping in Cherbourg the following day.

Bonne chance!

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