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Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells Retires after 20 years with the Line, and Awarded Rank of Commodore

VALENCIA, Calif., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cunard Captain, Christopher Wells, is retiring following a stellar 20 12 months vocation with Cunard, portion of 30 yrs spent doing work throughout Carnival Company cruise lines. In recognition of his fantastic service he has been awarded the rank of Commodore.

Cunard Captain Christopher Wells retires immediately after a 20-12 months profession with Cunard. He was named Commodore for his company.

Commodore Wells has spent the past 13 years top the crew on board Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, obtaining initially been a vital part of the commissioning of the ship which introduced in 2004.

Cunard president Simon Palethorpe reported: “Commodore Wells has been a amazing ambassador for Cunard, proudly upholding the finest traditions and highest standards of the world’s most famous shipping line. It is only fitting, and I am delighted, that he be awarded the rank of Commodore, the maximum rank afforded to any seafarer.

“He’ll be sorely missed by colleagues and guests alike, evidenced by the vast figures of cards that have been gained wishing him all the extremely finest and noting his considerably-liked perception of humour as very well as the respect he commanded. We thank him for the huge contribution he has built to Cunard, in a emphasize packed profession, and wish him an similarly profitable retirement.”

Bournemouth-born Commodore Wells commenced his job at sea on board tankers and bulk carriers in South East Asia just before transitioning to cruise delivery in 1992, 1st with Cunard then Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia before returning to Cunard.

All through his three many years on cruise ships, Commodore Wells has had the satisfaction of assembly Her Majesty the Queen at the naming occasion for Queen Mary 2 and once yet again as Learn at the naming of Queen Elizabeth.  A different spotlight was in 2017 when Commodore Wells climbed the tallest sail of the Sydney Opera Home to mark the 10-12 months anniversary of Queen Mary 2’s very first check out to the Australian city.

Commodore Wells blended his seafaring occupation with a 25-year fee in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and remains an Honorary Captain in the RNR. 

To discover much more about Cunard, speak to your Vacation Advisor, call 1-800-728-6273, or check out cunard.com.

Cunard is the operator of luxurious cruise ships Queen Mary 2®, Queen Victoria® and Queen Elizabeth®. Renowned for impeccable White Star Assistance, gourmet dining and earth-course amusement, all 3 Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to provide regularly scheduled Transatlantic services amongst New York and London, and it proceeds to rejoice the independence of journey on remarkable Globe Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that check out Europe, North America, South The united states, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Awarded #1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line by Journey + Leisure’s 2018, 2017 and 2016 World’s Best Awards and “Ideal Service,” “Finest Onboard Enrichment” and “Finest Planet Cruise” by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2018 Audience Choice Awards. Cunard is a very pleased member of World’s Foremost Cruise Lines, a portion of Carnival Company & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the major cruise holiday vacation company in the planet. Alongside one another Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland The usa Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (United kingdom) work 102 ships browsing above 700 ports all over the earth and totaling 226,000 reduce berths.

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