Mar 28, 2008


Queen Victoria
As part of her 2008 World Cruise – Pathway to the Explorers – Queen Victoria (QV) entered Malaysian waters and anchored at Port Klang on 19 March 2008. Queen Victoria is Cunard Line’s newest cruise liner and one of the world’s most opulent passenger vessels. Queen Victoria carries on Cunard’s distinctive heritage and is hailed as the most luxurious Cunarder ever built.

Upon her first-ever arrival at Port Klang, a warm welcome reception awaited the 2,000 passengers and 1,003 crew members who disembarked for their shore excursions to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

To celebrate this historic occasion, VIP guests and members of the media were welcomed onboard to witness the traditional plaque exchange ceremony between the ship and Star Cruises Terminal. The guests of honor included Director-General of Tourism Malaysia, Dato’ Mirza Mohammad Taiyab; British High Commission Director of Trade & Investment, Mr Trevor Lewis; Chairman of Port Klang Authority, Dato’ Chor Chee Heung; and Star Cruises Senior Vice President of Marine Operations, Mr Gustaf Gronberg. Other than the VIP guests and media, past passengers and members of the travel trade also had the privilege of being among the first Malaysians to board the majestic ship for an exclusive tour followed by a lunch reception.

The Queen Victoria set sail on January 13, 2008, from New York on her Pathway to the Explorers maiden World Cruise, bound for 36 of the most distant and exotic cities in 23 countries, including Kota Kinabalu, Port Klang and Penang. She will circumnavigate the globe in a westbound direction, transiting through the Panama and Suez Canals, and sailing across the South Pacific.

For the first time in history, 3 Queens hold court at the same time under the Cunard banner. The Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth 2 sailed in tandem across the Atlantic before meeting up with their reigning sister, the Queen Mary 2 in New York, for a historic rendezvous at her homeport in Brooklyn.

About Cunard Line Limited

Cunard Line has operated the most famous ocean liners in the world since 1840. Cunard vessels have a classic British heritage and include the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. Queen Victoria joins the fleet in 2007.
For over 160 years, Cunard’s flagships have been the matriarchs of the ocean, grand floating palaces representing the line’s commitment to maritime excellence, luxury and unrivalled British White Star Service™. Cunard's liners attract those who love the sea and relish traditional elegance.

About Queen Victoria (QV)

The first Cunard Line Ship built by Fincantieri, one of the most technically advanced shipbuilders in the world, Queen Victoria fuses the distinctive Cunard heritage of civilized travel with an array of enticing modern amenities. She exudes elegance with intricate mosaics, gleaming chandeliers and luxuriant marbles, as well as plush carpets, rich fabrics and soft furnishings for sublime comfort. At 964.5 feet, 90,000 tones, and 12 decks with a total of 990 staterooms and 71% are feature balconies. Her Grand Lobby features the first-at-sea private boxes offering unobstructed views of entertaining productions. The cruise line also boasts the first museum at sea, an extensive library containing 6,000 titles, and a gift shop.
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria

For more information about Cunard cruises, please contact:


2.5 & 2.6, Bangunan Angkasa Raya,
Jalan Ampang, 50450
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-2141 3070
Fax: 603-2148 1357

Source : Malaysia Tourism

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