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The magnificent French built Queen Mary 2 as she cruises past the coast of Tynemouth
on the 12 July 2004. 7:15pm to 8:45pm on her way to Edinburgh.

Named by the Queen in January 2004.

The Queen Mary 2 is the most expensive passenger ship ever built, cruised passed the North-East coast en route to Scotland. Hundreds of people gathered at Tynemouth to watch the magnificent liner. launched in January 2004 the ship is specifically designed for the transatlantic route between Southampton and New York. She passed along the coasts of Flamborough Head, Scarborough, Whitby, Redcar, Hartlepool, east Durham, Sunderland, Tynemouth and Blyth as she made her way to Edinburgh. She was within 1 mile of the Tynemouth shoreline. Queen Mary 2 is the flagship of both the Cunard Line and the British Merchant Fleet. She is the first transatlantic liner to be built since the Queen Elizabeth 2 and cost 540 million to build. She weighs 151,000 tonnes, is 1,132ft long, 236ft high and 135ft wide. There is more than 3.5 million of artwork on board and the world's first floating planetarium offers virtual reality rides through the galaxies. It also has the world's largest library at sea with more than 8,000 books.