A royal rendezvous

Photos by Sean Belk/Signal Tribune

Photos by Sean Belk/Signal Tribune

The MS Queen Elizabeth (above right and bottom right), the newest luxury ocean liner of the Cunard fleet, met up with her sister ship, the RMS Queen Mary, in Long Beach Harbor on Tuesday, March 12, sounding their horns to the sight of fireworks. The event, called a Royal Rendezvous, commemorates a time the original RMS Queen Elizabeth serviced cruise passengers with the Queen Mary, which was retired from service in 1967. Considered the second-largest cruise ship built by the Cunard Line, The MS Queen Elizabeth, launched in 2010, spans 965 feet and can carry up to 2,092 passengers. The last time a Cunard ship met up with the Queen Mary was when the Queen Victoria visited Long Beach in 2011.

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