The one where QM2 celebrated her 200th Atlantic crossing…

Cunard's grand ocean liner QM2 will depart New York for Southampton for the 200th time in July. Photo credit: Cunard

Cunard’s QM2 will depart New York for Southampton for the 200th time in July. Photo credit: Cunard

The Queen Mary 2 will make her 200th Atlantic crossing on 6 July when she sails from New York to Southampton.

Cunard will be celebrating the occasion with guest performers and speakers onboard including one of the liner’s main designers, Stephen Payne OBE.

Mr Payne will be the guest of honour at a commemorative dinner onboard the voyage that will also see 16 musicians, a band leader and vocalist from the Juilliard School of Dance, Drama and Music perform as a jazz orchestra.

In celebration of the occasion, Cruise in Review is here to provide you with some fun facts that may come in handy for your next trivia night:

Did you know…

  • Queen Mary crossed the Atlantic 1,001 times between 1936-1967, Queen Elizabeth crossed the Atlantic 896 times between 1940-1968 and the QE2 crossed the Atlantic 812 times between 1969-2008
  • 8.4 million cups of tea, 980,000 scones, 481,000 bottles of champagne, 644,000 eggs and 960,000 litres of milk have been consumed by passengers over Queen Mary 2’s Atlantic crossings thus far
  • 22.4 million meals have been served over 600,000 nautical miles

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