February 28, 2011
We Are Cunard
Queen Mary 2
Shocked by the severity of the earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand, and coupled with the fact that Queen Mary 2 was due to call in the port of Lyttelton on her 2011 World Cruise two days after the quake struck. The ship’s company have felt connected to the misfortune that has beset this beautiful area on the South Island, and wanted to do something to help.
Of course the ship’s call in Lyttelton was no longer an option for our guest so a call in Wellington was hastily arranged and successfully executed, so for the guest’s time in New Zealand was unaffected. To show the ship’s support for the people of Christchurch Queen Mary 2 donated 4,900 bottles of water to the relief agency.
The picture below shows Peter Shanks and Commodore Warner handing the consignment over to Captain Charles Smith the Marine Services Manager for the Port of Wellington who kindly arranged shipment to Christchurch through the New Zealand Navy.