Charities to Benefit from QM2

Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Cunard will sponsor charitable benefits in Southampton, England, and Fort Lauderdale in celebration of the January 12 Maiden Voyage ofQueen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built. Among the beneficiaries are the U.K.-based Lord's Taverners and Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and Winterfest, based in South Florida. With much anticipation, the round of charitable events will kick off Friday, January 9, with a gala night in Southampton for The Lord's Taverners, one of the United Kingdom's best-known charities with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburghas their patron. Theiraim is to raise money for underprivileged children andprovide opportunities for young people, able-bodied or with disabilities, under the age of 25 to participate in sports and recreation.Overthe last 50 years they have given away£30 millionto schools, sports clubs and special-needs organizations. Three weeks later,a charity gala held Friday, January 30, to herald the ship's U.S. arrival in Port Everglades will benefit Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and Winterfest. The latter supports various charities throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. The festivitieswill include Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony and a performance of the Miami City Ballet under the direction of Edward Villella, followed by dinner. "We are delighted to give back to the communitieswhere we live and work," said Pamela Conover, Cunard's president and COO. "It isfitting to celebrate the launch of the world's most extraordinary new liner byhonouring such extraordinary charity organisations." An additional fundraising event is beingplanned to mark the April arrival ofQueen Mary 2in New York City, theliner's other U.S. homeport.
Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise

Carnival Corporation & plc., the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today announced that Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line,

Fincantieri Wins Carnival Cruise Ship Order

Fincantieri SpA has been awarded an order by Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

Salvage

NZ Report: Human Error to Blame for Rena Grounding

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) published its final report into the grounding of containership Rena in October 2011. The TAIC’s

Workboats: Communications is Key Operational Tech

As we close out yet another year, I am constantly amazed at how much things change on the waterfront and the boats that ply the adjacent waters. Similarly, I like

Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking Yards

Report by Indian research institute reveals poor enforcement of occupational health and safety provisions   The working and living conditions at the shipbreaking yards of Alang,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2496 sec (4 req/sec)