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CRUISE LINKS (with Gary Bembridge)

Friday, June 16, 2006

First All-Gay QM2 Atlantic Crossing

LONDON - Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard fleet, has been chartered to make the first gays-only trans-Atlantic cruise. The liner will carry 2,600 gay and lesbian holidaymakers on a six-day crossing to Southampton, England, from New York.
The cruise was booked in America to show support for Britain's decision to allow civil partnerships for homosexual couples. Cunard refused to comment on the charter of its luxury liner, named by Queen Elizabeth two years ago and, until recently, the largest liner afloat.