The foreign trip, a rarity these days for the 87-year-old monarch, had to be postponed last year because she was unwell. She was accompanied by her 92-year-old husband Prince Philip. The queen has visited the Vatican twice during her reign, once to meet John XXIII in 1961 and again in 2000 to see John Paul II. Queen Elizabeth II bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth’s great-grandson.
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The ship will travel around Australia. This ocean liner is built for the open ocean routes, becouse has storage for more food, water, and fuel than other ships. It was launched in 2004. She is the largest ocean liner ever built. It offers more than 5000 specially commissioned works of art, the Illuminations cinema and planetarium, Royal Court Theatre, Grand Lobby, Empire Casino, restaurants, shopping arcade, ballroom, bars and clubs.
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The QVB was originally built as the Queen Victoria Market and replaced an existing produce market. The building was designed by city architect George McRae and constructed between 1893 and 1898. This outstanding example of Byzantine architecture occupies an entire city block. Building is 30 metres wide by 190 metres long. The QVB’s soaring central dome boasts translucent stained-glass clad in copper on the outside, and the shopping area takes up several balconied floors linked by grand staircases. QVB is described as one of the most beautiful shopping centre in the world.
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Queen Victoria was built in the shipyard and her keel was successfully laid down on May, 2006 at Fincantieri with Cunard\’s Commodore Ronald W. Warwick in attendance.
Gross Tonnage: 90,000
Service speed: 23.7 knots
Length: 294.0 m (964.5 ft)
Beam: 32.2 m (106.0 ft)
Passengers (max): 2,014
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