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Issue Date: 05/01/2011
Issue Name: Queen Elizabeth's First Transatlantic Crossing Carried Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
To celebrate the very first transatlantic crossing of the Queen Elizabeth, we have teamed up with Cunard to bring you this official commemorative Cunard Queen Elizabeth cover, which has been carried on board the ship on the crossing from Southampton to New York. Limited editions have been signed by Captain Julian Burgess, who captained Queen Elizabeth on the crossing and have been carried on board Queen Elizabeth for the entire crossing. This cover features a single Union Jack stamp, postmarked on the day of departure (5th Jan 2011) from Southampton with a specially designed pictorial postmark. With a 1969 Queen Elizabeth 2 stamp with a special Maiden Transatlantic Voyage cachet, and has been doubled with a US stamp and New York cachet, and features a "Carried Aboard Queen Elizabeth" cachet.
The latest in a long line of superbly luxurious Cunard cruise liners recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, the Queen Elizabeth offers the very best of Cunard's values and traditions, blended with every conceivable modern luxury that today's discerning travellers expect. Through her opulent public rooms and impeccable service, the new ship reflects the grandeur, which has been associated with Cunard ships since the introduction of the Mauretania in 1907.
The 92,000-ton liner was constructed by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at their Manfalcone yard. Her black hull, gleaming white superstructure and distinctive red funnel echo the classic characteristics of the company's distinctive liner heritage. Queen Elibzabeth is the second largest Cunarder ever built and on joining her sister ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in October 2010, she is part of the Youngest Fleet in the World.
After completing her maiden voyages around the Mediterranean, Queen Elizabeth crosses the Atlantic to New York in tandem with the Queen Victoria, arriving on 13 Jan when they meet up with Queen Mary 2 before embarking on her Maiden World Voyage in early 2011.