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Ajani
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PostSubject: Just some fun Cunard News - Great Photos!   Just some fun Cunard News - Great Photos! Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2008 8:55 pm

Cunard Hosts the European Travel Commission’s
2008 Giants of Culture and Travel Celebration onboard Queen Mary 2
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Photo Caption: ETC Giants of Culture and Travel presents Queen Mary 2, sculpture by Dan Mestanza Photo Credit:
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Brooklyn, NY - January 31, 2008 -
The grandest ocean liner in the world, Queen Mary 2, hosted over 200
guests at her home port in Brooklyn for a presentation and luncheon to
celebrate the European Travel Commission’s Giants of Culture and Travel
- a series of cardboard and mixed media sculptures designed by French
artist Dan Mestanza to represent the 20 ETC participating countries and
showcase the ETC’s 2008 culture and tourism campaign.

This
year’s presentation featured the 2008 European Cultural Capitals,
Liverpool, UK and Stavanger, Norway, along with a “giant” sculpture
created specifically for Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Those giants were
joined by “sculptures” representing 18 other European countries. The
Giants of Culture and Travel are now on display at New York’s JFK
International Airport (Terminal 4) through this spring following their
premier onboard Queen Mary 2.

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Photo Caption: Representing Hungary, the birthplace of the Rubik’s Cube Photo Credit:
© TalismanPHOTO

"It
was indeed our pleasure to welcome the ETC Giants of Culture and Travel
onboard Queen Mary 2 and we were honoured to have our flagship also be
included in sculpture along with the visually creative and entertaining
Giants for the 2008 celebration,” said Carol Marlow, president of
Cunard Line.

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Photo Caption: Representing Spain, and the art of the Flamenco dance Photo Credit:
© TalismanPHOTO

This is the first-time in Cunard’s 168-year history that one of its iconic liners has hosted the European Travel Commission.

Onboard
Queen Mary 2, guests relive the Golden Age of Travel with contemporary
elegance as they dance the night away in the Queens Room, the largest
ballroom at sea, enjoy the vast selection of 8,000 books in the largest
library at sea, explore the Cosmos in the only planetarium at sea,
engage in stimulating activities and fascinating lectures, savor superb
gourmet dining prepared by world-class chefs and revel in extravagant
musical productions in a spacious state-of-the-art theatre.
Date Posted: 2/1/2008
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That was a great article Ajani, thanks for posting it to share with us!
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What a fun event that must have been! Thanks for sharing it Ajani!

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