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QM2 completes maiden voyage
QM2 and firework display
A firework display followed the ship's official launch
The world's biggest cruise ship - the Queen Mary 2 - has docked in the United States after completing her maiden voyage.

Two weeks ago, the 150,000-tonne luxury liner set sail from her home port of Southampton carrying 1,253 crew and 2,620 passengers.

The 1,132ft (345 metres) cruise ship arrived Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday.

The Queen officially launched the 650m Cunard vessel on 8 January.

Cruises on the Queen Mary (QM2) will include the Caribbean and Bahamas, North America, Europe, and the Mediterranean.

A transatlantic passage starts at around 999 and rises to 26,000 for the best suite.

QM2 passengers will have the use of a library, a theatre, pools, a disco, a casino and a planetarium, and 21 lifts will ferry them between her 17 decks.





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