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QM2 crosses paths with the Endeavour

QM2 crosses paths with the EndeavourCunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 was saluted by another historic vessel also currently circumnavigating Australia — the Endeavour — as the two vessels crossed paths off the coast of Victoria on March 4. The encounter with the small ship, a replica of Captain James Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour, occurred between Cape Duquesne and Cape Nelson, just outside Portland, Victoria, as Queen Mary 2 sailed from Adelaide to Melbourne. Carrying approximately 4,000 guests and crew, and rising 62 metres above the water, the 151,400-ton Queen Mary 2 dwarfed the 397-ton Endeavour, which is carrying 54 people and stretches 39 metres to the top of its mast. While Queen Mary 2 will take 20 nights to circumnavigate Australia (Fremantle to Fremantle), the Endeavour is taking 13 months on its journey around the country.