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Thousands watch new Queen depart
8:02am Wednesday 13th October 2010 in Queen Elizabeth
Thousands of people lined Southampton Water to see Queen Elizabeth leave after slipping her moorings at 5pm yesterday.
The ship will call at Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma and Madeira, with guests staying in ultra- luxurious suites, paying £15,799 each for the 13-night voyage.
Queen Elizabeth will not only take the name of her home port of Southampton to all corners of the world but the city’s coat of arms as well, after the Mayor of Southampton, Cllr Carol Cunio, presented it to Captain Christopher Wells at the traditional plaque and keys ceremony.