Cruise industry pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty, who died at the age of 96 yesterday, was “a wonderful ambassador for cruise” with a long association with the sector
The cruise industry has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday at the age of 96.
The trade association CLIA said in a statement how the Queen was “a wonderful ambassador for cruise”, while Cunard pointed out how “Her Majesty had a long association with the company dating back to 1938 and included her naming four of its ships”.
The then 12-year-old Queen was present in 1938 when her mother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, named the ship Queen Elizabeth in Clydebank. Two subsequent Cunard vessels – Queen Elizabeth 2 and the current Queen Elizabeth – have been named after her.
Meanwhile, P&O Cruises said “Her Majesty will forever be remembered at P&O Cruises not least for the fact that she named two of the company’s ships, Oriana and Britannia”.
Meanwhile other cruise lines, including Saga and Ambassador, offered their condolences on Twitter.