Since December 2007 the Queen Victoria has been a portrait in refinement on the waves, and as the Cunard cruise ship charts its course for the future she will be graced by the face of the royal who sent the floating palace off on her maiden voyage.
A regal rendition of Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall will now greet passengers who stroll into the ship’s Grand Lobby. Three sittings at Clarence House helped artist Richard Stone capture Her Royal Highness’s likeness, which the Duchess officially unveiled on December 13th.
The royal visit to the Queen Victoria also included special remarks by Cunard’s President Peter Shanks, an anniversary cake (which was accompanied by the ship’s “madrina,” Maureen Ryan) and a certificate presentation to 12 young people who are setting sail toward a brighter tomorrow thanks to The Prince’s Trust’s “Get into” program.
Scheduled to embark on a 46-day sojourn to Australia at the start of the New Year, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will return to Southampton to welcome passengers aboard an outing to LeHavre and Hamburg in April.
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