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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from the Cunard Line and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
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Queen Mary 2 Drops Anchor in Brooklyn

On April 15, Cunard Line Moves to New Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

VALENCIA, Calif., April 3
On Saturday, April 15, Queen Mary 2 makes New York City's brand-new
$52 million Brooklyn Cruise Terminal her berth-of-choice, marking an
exciting new chapter in the company's illustrious history. Mayor
Michael R. Bloomberg and a host of other dignitaries will be on hand
to welcome the world's most famous ocean liner as she sails into New
York and docks in Buttermilk Channel to celebrate the official opening
of the new full-service facility at Pier 12 in Red Hook.

"From stunning views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and close-by
Statue of Liberty to the streamlined embarkation and disembarkation
process, traveling through Brooklyn will create a truly memorable
start and end to a legendary Cunard voyage," said Carol Marlow,
president of Cunard Line.

The Red Hook facility will be used by Carnival Corporation's Cunard
Line and Princess Cruises. In April 2004 the Bloomberg Administration
reached a historic agreement with Carnival that calls for the company
to support the City's investments in cruise facilities in Brooklyn and
Manhattan through port charges in exchange for berthing rights. In its
first year of operation, the 182,000-square-foot Brooklyn Cruise
Terminal is expected to welcome approximately 40 ships, including the
new Crown Princess launching in June 2006. The Terminal adds 330 new,
permanent jobs to the Brooklyn waterfront.

"Investing in industries poised for growth and job creation is one of
the best ways for us to diversify the economy, and the investments
we're making in New York City's booming cruise sector is the latest
example," said Mayor Bloomberg. "The completion of the spectacular
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and arrival of the QM2 will be major
milestones not only in the expansion of New York City's cruise
industry, but also in the growth of Brooklyn's working waterfront."

Now the third largest cruise market in the U.S., New York City has
experienced tremendous growth in the cruise industry. The industry had
an economic impact of $600 million and supported 3,200 jobs in 2004.
Those numbers are expected to reach $900 million and 5,000 jobs by
2012, according to New York City Economic Development Corporation
estimates.

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is the first in the New York area to be
designed specifically to accommodate today's larger cruise ships. In
addition to deepening the channel, reinforcing moorings and upgrading
the gangway, the new facility includes traveler-friendly improvements
such as improved signage, landscaping, a tourist kiosk and more
attractive glass exterior and canopy.

Queen Mary 2 is the grandest ocean liner ever built. There are 1,310
suites and cabins available in degrees of style and comfort ranging
from pampered elegance to almost unimaginable luxury in the ship's
famed Grill-level accommodations. Queen Mary 2 brings together
like-minded travelers who relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable
White Star Service(SM), fine dining, sophisticated adventure and
legacy of historic voyages and transatlantic travel.

For more information about Cunard or Queen Mary 2, call your travel
professional.

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.

Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. The
exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland
America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and
The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a
commitment to quality and value, member lines appeal to a wide range
of lifestyles and budgets. Together they offer exciting and enriching
cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.
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"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from the Cunard Line and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.
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traveling through Brooklyn will create a truly memorable
start and end to a legendary Cunard voyage," said Carol Marlow,
president of Cunard Line.


Carol's never been to Brooklyn...

Either that or Carol is sipping a bit to much of Cunard's "kool aid"....

--Tom


 




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