Mayor Gavin Newsom Gives Cunard's Queen Victoria a Golden Gate Welcome During
Maiden Call to San Francisco


    


    
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<p>SOUTHAMPTON, England, <chron>Jan. 27</chron> /CNW/ -- Wrapping up her Expedition of the Americas segment, a part of her current world voyage, Cunard Line's <person>Queen Victoria</person> made her inaugural visit to <location>San Francisco</location> today.  Welcoming her to this historic maritime port was the honourable <person>Mayor Gavin Newsom</person>, along with travel agents, media and local dignitaries -- including the British Consul-General of <location>San Francisco</location>, <person>Julian Evans</person>. In addition, by official order of proclamation, <person>Mayor Newsom</person> declared today as "Cunard <person>Queen Victoria Day</person>" in <location>San Francisco</location>.</p>
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    About Cunard Line
    
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<p>Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners <person>Queen Mary</person> 2 and <person>Queen Victoria</person>, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840.  Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travelers who seek a civilized adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White <person>Star Service</person>(TM), gourmet dining and world-class entertainment.  Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled Transatlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922. <person>Queen Elizabeth</person> joins the fleet in <chron>October 2010</chron>.</p>
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<p>Cunard Line is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines.  The exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland <person>America Line</person>, <person>Princess Cruises</person>, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn.  Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets.  Together they offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations.</p>
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