Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 and her younger sister ship, Queen Elizabeth will be back in Sydney this weekend for their second Sydney rendezvous since 2011. Their last appearance together in Sydney was in February 2011, just after the Queen Elizabeth was named in 2010. The newest luxury liner in the Cunard fleet is not to be confused with the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), which served as the flagship from 1969, until succeeded by Queen Mary 2 in 2004. QE2 was retired in 2008.
Above: The Queen Mary 2 (right) passes the Queen Elizabeth (left) in Sydney Harbour on February 22, 2011. The voyage marked the new Queen Elizabeth's first voyage to Sydney and the first time the two Cunard liners have been in Sydney Harbour at the same time.
Below is a timeline of events, for those wanting to make their way to Sydney harbour to catch a glimpse of these two iconic luxury liners.
Saturday 25th February
5am: Queen Elizabeth will make its way into Sydney Harbour first, arriving at the heads at approximately 5am before anchoring at Athol Buoy, near Taronga Zoo at 5.30am.
5.30am: Queen Mary will follow, arriving at the heads at 5.30am and will then sail into Sydney Harbour to pass Queen Elizabeth at 5.50am. She will then berth a the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay at 7am.
11.30pm: Queen Mary 2 will depart Circular Quay and set sail for Tasmania, whilst Queen Elizabeth sails across the harbour to berth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal for the night.
Sunday 26th February
6pm: Queen Elizabeth will depart Circular Quay at 6pm.
For your chance to win 2 nights on board Queen Mary 2, take a photo of Queen Mary 2 or Queen Elizabeth during their royal rendezvous in Sydney on the 25th or 26th February using the following hashtag #CunardinSydney on your personal Instagram or Twitter account.
Click here for information on the 'Three ocean liners in one cruise package' featured in the March issue of Better Homes and Gardens.