Thailand Welcomes Queen Mary II Cruise Liner
Thailand warmly welcomed Queen Mary 2, the largest cruise liner of the Cunard Line, as she made her maiden call to Thailand at Laem Chabang Port on March 12, 2009, as part of her World Cruise. She is the biggest ship to call at Thailand’s eastern deep sea port. Queen Mary 2, with her gross tonnage of 151,400 and capacity of carrying 2,600 passengers and 1,300 crew members, was once the largest ship in the world when she first debuted in 2004. Built on a huge budget of over 800 million US dollars, Queen Mary 2 was praised as the true heir of timeless elegance and legacy of the “Great Cunard Liners of Legend” with its history dating back over 150 years. This sophisticated ocean liner also boasts the most modern luxuries and amenities, ranging from the pampering services of the only Canyon Ranch Spa Club on the sea to the fascinating Cultural Enrichment Programme led by distinguished experts. Each cabin is equipped with the internet and computer system to advise passengers of the daily on-board attractions and menus.
Regale International Travel Co. Ltd., as the General Sales Agent and Tour Handling Agent of Cunard Line, had the great pleasure of looking after the prestigious passengers of this legacy ocean liner during her call in Thailand. Passengers were offered a selection of tour programmes featuring Bangkok and Pattaya from which passengers were able to choose. For example, Bangkok in a Day, Grand Palace and Shopping, Treasures of the Kingdom, Pattaya Local Lifestyle, Tropical Garden, Sanctuary of Truth, etc.
The fact that Queen Mary 2 chose to call in Thailand as part of her World Tour reaffirms Thailand’s credibility as a world-renowned tourist destination. Thailand’s great potential lie in its natural beauty and a great variety of tourist attractions, rich history, culture and traditions, friendly yet professional hospitality and services, and famous cuisine. All these qualities about Thailand will definitely be echoed by the passengers of Queen Mary 2 at the end of their stay in Thailand.