From the QM2’s Bridge Webcam
Queen Mary 2 is a unique ship, being the last of the great transatlantic liners in service. She has held this distinctive title since 2008, when Queen Elizabeth 2 retired from service.
When QM2’s predecessor QE2 was launched in 1967, people the world over believed she was the final ocean liner. Thirty six years later Queen Mary 2 successfully completed her sea trials off the coast of Saint-Nazaire in France, and entered service in January 2004 amid much fanfare.
She has since made hundreds of voyages; sailing around the world multiple times. QM2 undertakes regular scheduled transatlantic crossings, as well as a vibrant schedule if cruises. From this page you can keep track of QM2 during her voyages around the world.
Where have all the empty cruise ships gone?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a collapse of the global cruise industry. Since the Cruise Pause started in March 2020, the world’s fleet of cruise ships have been laid up in ports across the world. Many of the world’s cruise ships are at anchor, in warm layup, off the coasts of the UK, Italy, the USA, Bahamas, Malaysia and many other locations.