Monday, May 4, 2009
Queen Mary 2 was launched in 2003.
She has a length of 345m (1,132 feet) and a tonnage of 148,528 GRT. With a displacement of about 76,000 tonnes, she is the heaviest passenger ship in the world, eclipsing RCI's Freedom of the Seas, which although having a higher tonnage, only displaces 64,000 tonnes.
QM2 cruises at about 30 knots, making her the fastest ocean liner on the seas today.
She's too wide (41m / 135 feet) to pass through the Panama Canal, which means that during circumnavigations she must sail around Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America.
Source: Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Mary_2
Posted by Neil Ennis at 9:47 AM