It looks like 2010 will be a retirement year for Cunard!
Just learned from a well informed source (thank you Paul) that Captain Nick Bates, Queen Mary 2 and Paul Wright, Master of Queen Victoria are going to retire in May 2010.
Also retiring in May is John Duffy, Hotel Manager on Queen Mary 2. He told me so in June last year, so this is not really news.
With Captain Ian McNaught now at Seabourn, who is left from the pre-Carnival days? Just Chris Wells? They can certainly take some of the credit for bringing the ‘old Cunard spirit’ onboard the newer ships and for sure they will all be terribly missed by the Cunard community.
If anyone has more/additional information, please leave a comment on the post.