Queen Mary II.
Queen Mary II. Contributed

Queen Mary II to pass Tweed

ONE of the largest and most distinguished cruise ships in the world will pass Tweed Heads tonight on its way to Brisbane.

The cruise ship, Queen Mary II, is heading to Brisbane after departing Sydney about 1am today.

At the time of its construction in 2003 the Queen Mary II was the largest cruise ship in the world at 344m long, 45m wide and 41m high from the waterline.

It can carry just over 3000 passengers and a crew of about 1200 people.

The ship will pass about 20NM offshore and should be able to be seen through binoculars at about midnight.

At 11.20am, the cruise ship was 24NM south east of Port Macquarie steaming north along the coast.



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