On this day in 2004, the maiden voyage of the world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, took place.
RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She is the largest and only major ocean liner built for the British Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line.
Length: 345 m
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity: 2,695 passengers (after 2016 refit) 2,620 passengers (original design)
Cost: UK £460 million; (€700 million); (US$900 million)
Yard number: G32
Did you know: Queen Mary 2 is the ninth-longest ship in the world at 345 m (1,132 ft).