Cunard's Queen Elizabeth ocean liner pays homage to heyday of cruising

The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship docked in the Mother City and CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson had the privileged of taking in all its wonder during a special broadcast on board.

The Queen Elizabeth is the newest luxury ocean liner from Cunard's line and was built in Italy and launched in 2010.

Read: Cape's tourism economy cashes in during cruise season

Cunard Line's David Rousham says that the cruise line has been in the business of ocean travel for 177 years.

We're into pleasure and delivering luxury service on a grand scale.

David Rousham, Cunard Vice-President of International Development

Rousham explains that Cunard's fleet has drawn inspiration from its flagship liner the great, 50-year-old Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2).

Also read: A glimpse into life on board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship

QE2 was the first ship that really brought that really brought modern day cruising luxury into the market. Every ship since then has looked to QE2.

David Rousham, Cunard Vice-President of International Development

Queen Elizabeth has the greatest claim of all to QE2 and many nods to history. You'll see features of QE2 all over the ship.

David Rousham, Cunard Vice-President of International Development

He explains the history, ownership and naming of Cunard's Queen Elizabeth.

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