Friday, 04 May 2012
The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, joined by their daughter, Dorothy, and granddaughter, Georgia, sailed their first Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 this week. The seven-day voyage originated in Southampton, England, on 27 April and arrived into New York this morning.
Upon embarking in Southampton, they received a White Star welcome in the ship’s Commodore Club by Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line; David Dingle, CEO, Carnival UK; Captain Kevin Oprey, master of Queen Mary 2; and John Duffy, the ship’s hotel manager. During the greeting, President Bush was heard to say of their Queen Mary 2 voyage, “I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks!” Barbara Bush agreed, “You’ve been talking about nothing else for months!”
“We are honored to have welcomed President Bush and his family as guests aboard Queen Mary 2,” said Peter Shanks, president of Cunard Line. “Throughout our history, countless dignitaries have enjoyed the height of leisure and luxury offered aboard Cunard’s Transatlantic Crossings, and we are pleased that the President now joins in that legacy.”