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Cunard Line The British passenger ship “Queen Elizabeth” operated by the 183-year-old Cunard Line will make her first call at Tokyo Port on March 28th (Thursday). A welcome ceremony hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be held at the To

[Cunard Line] The British passenger ship “Queen Elizabeth” operated by Cunard Line, which was founded 183 years ago, will make its first port call at Tokyo Port on Thursday, March 28th.
Welcome ceremony hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government held at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal

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Press release: March 28, 2024
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The British passenger ship “Queen Elizabeth” operated by the 183-year-old Cunard Line will make her first call at Tokyo Port on Thursday, March 28th.
Welcome ceremony hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government held at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal
*Captain Stephen Howarth deeply apologizes for arriving in Tokyo, saying, “I hope today marks the beginning of a long friendship.”* *
Cunard, which continues to offer luxury cruises, will be offering a total of 8 cruises to and from Tokyo (Tokyo to Busan) for
approximately 2 months, starting with the Queen Elizabeth’s first call at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal on March 28th (Thursday). and two short courses from Busan to Tokyo). We attended a welcome ceremony hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Thursday, March 28, 2024, to celebrate our first visit to Tokyo Port. Captain of the ship on behalf of Queen Elizabeth
Stephen Howarth, Hotel Manager James Cusick and Entertainment Director Sally Sagoe were welcomed to the stage. *

First of all, on behalf of Tokyo, Governor Koike,
Yuriko took the stage. Tokyo Governor Koike, who was actually up close with the Queen Elizabeth for the first time, said, “I sincerely welcome the Queen Elizabeth, a cruise ship that continues to be loved by people all over the world, to the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal.” Tokyo is a unique city in the world, where tradition dating back to the Edo period 400 years ago coexists with cutting-edge innovation.You can experience a variety of things unique to Tokyo, including history, food, technology, and subculture. “Tokyo is full of charms that cannot be experienced in just one visit, and we hope that you will use this terminal many times as it provides excellent access to tourist destinations.” Welcome to our port.

Afterwards, commemorative plaques were exchanged by Tokyo Governor Koike and Captain Stephen Howarth to celebrate the ship’s first port call. They were also presented with “Sawanoi,” a local sake from Tokyo, and “Edo Kiriko,” a traditional craft from Edo. In return, we presented a model of Queen Elizabeth to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

After receiving a warm welcome, Captain Stephen Howarth said, “I am Captain. Stephen Howarth and the crew are truly honored and delighted to welcome you to Queen Elizabeth. Today is an irreplaceable day for us. It is a day to celebrate friendship, culture, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship that this ocean has bestowed upon us. When the ship calls at Japan’s historic and beautiful ports, I think of the old saying, “Once in a lifetime, once in a lifetime.” I am glad to be here today, and I am sure that every moment we share with you will become a treasure that will remain in our memories forever. Queen Elizabeth is more than just a ship, she is a bridge that connects the seas, a ship that connects people, cultures, and hearts.
I hope that today’s visit will deepen the ties between Cunard and the people of Japan.
On behalf of all the crew members and our overseas customers, I would like to once again express our gratitude and gratitude for your warm welcome. May this day be the beginning of a long friendship. May the sea always be the path that connects us,” and expressed his deep gratitude for making his first port call at Tokyo Port possible. At the end of the ceremony, all the speakers held a Kagami biraki ceremony, and the ceremony ended in a peaceful atmosphere from beginning to end.

* [Queen Elizabeth Tokyo International Cruise Terminal Call Schedule] * 1) March 28th (Thursday) Arrival at 5:30 pm / Departure from berth at 19:00 on March 28th (Thursday)
2) April 7th (Sunday) Arrive at 8:00am / Leave the berth at 19:00 April 7th (Sunday)
3) April 16th (Tuesday) Arrive at 8:00 AM / Depart April 16th (Tuesday) at 19:00 4) April 26th (Friday) Arrive at 8:00am / Departure from berth at 22:00 on April 26th (Friday)
5) May 5th (Sunday) Arrive at 8:00am / Leave the berth at 19:00 May 5th (Sunday) 6) May 14th (Tuesday) Arrive at 8:00am / Leave the berth at 7:00pm on May 14th (Tuesday)
7) May 24th (Friday) Arrive at 8:00am / Leave the berth at 7:00pm on May 24th (Friday)

Arrival and departure dates and times may change due to bad weather, etc. The latest information can be found on the Tokyo International Cruise Terminal website.
* Tokyo International Cruise Terminal recommended! *
* Recommended spots to get a good view of the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth entering port *
You can see the Queen Elizabeth entering the port from Aomi Minamifuto Park (Aomi 2-chome, Koto-ku).

[Access to Aomi Minamifuto Park]
(For those coming by train)
・Get off at Yurikamome “Telecom Center Station” 4 minutes walk (For those coming by bus)
・Take the Toei Bus (Umi 01 system) from Tokyo Teleport Station. Get off at “Telecom Center Ekimae” (about 10 minutes)
(For those coming by car)
・There is no parking lot in the park. Please use a nearby private parking lot. * [About Queen Elizabeth] *
The Queen Elizabeth, which was named by Queen Elizabeth II of England and debuted in 2010, is the third generation passenger ship to carry this name. The ship has deep ties to the British Royal Family, with a marquetry in the grand lobby featuring the motif of the first Queen Elizabeth, created by the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, and a portrait of the Queen displayed inside the ship. A theater with private box seating is also one of its signature facilities. Once you step inside the ship, you will find yourself in England. We also offer a variety of British gourmet food, including afternoon tea served every afternoon, Cunard’s original beer and gin, and English breakfast. This is a cruise ship where you can enjoy an extraordinary experience in an elegant space based on Art Deco.

■ Ship registration: British Bermuda
■ Operating company: Cunard Line
■ Gross tonnage 90,900 tons
■ Total length 294.00 meters
■ Overall width 32,30 meters
■ Passenger capacity: 2,081 people
Clockwise from top left:
・Grand lobby / 3-story atrium. The staircase has a parquet design with the motif of the first Queen Elizabeth created by the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.
・Royal Court Theater / A theater with private box seats. Capable of accommodating approximately 800 people
・Queen’s Room / As a ballroom, various events such as afternoon tea, dance parties, and live performances are held.
・Sea-side balcony room/Standard class room called Britannia. With balcony overlooking the sea

* [About Cunard] *
Cunard is a British luxury cruise line known for providing
unforgettable experiences. Since 1840, the company has been a leader in passenger ship operations in the North Atlantic, and now celebrates its 183rd anniversary. It has long been a pioneer in transatlantic routes and continues to lead the world’s cruise lines.

At Cunard, you’ll experience fine dining, carefully selected entertainment and exceptional service. From our 5-star restaurant, room service, guest speakers, library, and movies, we offer every detail to create a memorable experience.

Cunard currently has three ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, which serve Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Australia, with the fourth ship, Queen Anne, scheduled to enter service in 2024. Masu. With this, Cunard will further strengthen its global strategy and plans to enter four ships into service simultaneously for the first time since 1999. Cunard is based at Carnival House in
Southampton, UK and has been part of Carnival Corporation since 1998.

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