It's not too often that the Grand Lady of Cruising, the QE 2 is in town. When an opportunity to see this majestic ship in the Port of Nagasaki arises then a true fan will do whatever it takes to see her up close and personal.
In a true story, my mum and I were supposed to cruise around NZ on the QE2 back in 2020 but the night before our departure from Sydney our cruise was cancelled by a Covid outbreak. Obviously our chance to cruise on the QE2 went down in flames but it still remains on our agenda and I am sure that one day this cruise will come to fruition.
On this particular day not only was I able to see the ship depart from the Port Terminal but I hightailed it to the best vantage point in the city, the Megami Bridge to see her in all its glory. In fact, I wasn't the only one!! There were hundreds of people already on the bridge and arriving at ever minute to get a last glimpse of her on its departure.
Hope you enjoy the pictures and videos, I know I did when I was taking them!
Please click on this link to see the Megami Bridge on a map:
Please click on the photos below to enlarge:
|Getting ready to depart
|Port workers waiting for the order
|On the Megami Bridge
|A crowd has gathered!
|Here she comes!
|Closer and closer!
|Such an impressive sight.
|See you again.
Please click on these videos below to see more of the QE2 and its departure from the Port of Nagasaki.