The Queen Mary II docked in Cape Town this morning.
The queen of luxury liners arrived amidst a controversy around where exactly liners will be allowed to berth in the Cape Town harbour.
She passed around the breakwater past Robben Island between 6.15am and 6.30am, and at 7.15am tugs welcomed her with a water display. Large Crowds gathered on the shoreline near the V&A Waterfront to watch her sail in, while being entertained by a Malay choir.
The Queen Mary II has 14 decks, 15 restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. The ship is 345m long, 72m high, uses four Rolls Royce 21.5mW electric propulsion pods and can reach 30 knots. It has the capacity to carry 3 056 passengers and 1 253 crew.