On 14 July 2015, Queen Mary 2 completed a transatlantic crossing marking the 175th anniversary of Cunard Line's first transatlantic crossing. (See separate article). The voyage ended in New York with a flotilia of historic ships escorting QM2 to her berth in Brooklyn. A day of celebratory activities followed, which included Captain Kevin Oprey ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Late in the evening, Queen Mary 2 began yet another voyage. But before heading out to sea, there was one more celebration. After leaving her berth, the ship rounded Governor's Island and turned north up the Hudson. Her silhouette against the twilight loomed large as she passed the Battery at the tip of Manhattan. She continued up the river where so many of her Cunard predecessors had begun their eastbound transatlantic crossing.
Turning around, Queen Mary 2 sailed down river to the Statue of Liberty. There, she paused to act as the centerpiece for a light show designed by Quantum Theatricals. Colored lights located on the ship and at the Battery shot into the night sky.
Once the light show had concluded, Queen Mary 2 sailed out of the harbor and out to sea.
Cruise ship photo feature - - Cunard Line - - Queen Mary 2 - - 175th Anniversary Light Show