24 Dec, 2009
San Francisco Welcomes “The Queen” on Only U.S. Maiden Call Jan. 27, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - Queen Victoria will be making her only U.S. Maiden Call to the Port of San Francisco in early 2010. Cunard’s youngest ship, Queen Victoria, stops in San Francisco as part of the first segment of her third world voyage and is expected to pass under the Golden Gate Bridge at approximately 6 a.m. She will dock at Pier 35 at 6:30 a.m. and depart at 6 p.m. for Hawaii.
Carrying up to 2,000 passengers, Queen Victoria is the second largest Cunarder ever built, weighing 90,000 gross tons and measuring 964.5 feet from stem to stern. In comparison, this is more than 110 feet longer than San Francisco’s tallest building, the Transamerica Pyramid. Thousands of spectators are expected to be up and watching this event. Best viewing locations include the Golden Gate Bridge – vista points on both north and south sides of the span; Fort Mason ; Crissy Field and the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Designed in the grand Cunard tradition, this will be worth the price of admission (free!) thecunard.com.