CapeTalk presenter Pippa Hudson had the privilege to tour the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship, meet the captain and talk to some crew members.
The Queen Mary, which has been at sea for 14 years, is due to set sail from the Table Bay Harbour shortly.
The ocean liner was originally constructed for Cunard in 2002, replacing the old Queen Elizabeth 2.
Whitestar GM Shaun McCarthy speaks for Cunard in South Africa and describe the ships capacity, service and voyage experience.
Cunard prides itself on its passenger-staff ratio. At maximum, Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship operates with about 2 960 passengers. It's almost one staff member per passenger.— Shaun McCarthy, Gneral
McCarthy talks about the refurbishments done on the grand ship, what classifies it as a transatlantic ocean liner and all the numbers involved.
Take a listen to the in-depth conversation: