VALENCIA, Calif., April 13, 2021 /CNW/ -- Cunard Captain,
Christopher Wells, is retiring after
a stellar 20 year career with Cunard, part of 30 years spent
working across Carnival Corporation cruise lines. In recognition of
his outstanding service he has been awarded the rank of
Cunard Captain Christopher Wells
retires after a 20-year career with Cunard. He was named Commodore
for his service.
Commodore Wells has spent the last 13 years leading the team on
board Cunard's flagship, Queen Mary
2, having originally been a key part of the commissioning of the
ship which launched in 2004.
Cunard president Simon Palethorpe
said: "Commodore Wells has been a wonderful 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 highest
rank afforded to any seafarer.
"He'll be sorely missed by colleagues and guests alike,
evidenced by the vast numbers of cards that have been received
wishing him all the very best and noting his much-loved sense of
humour as well as the respect he commanded. We thank him for the
enormous contribution he has made to Cunard, in a highlight packed
career, and wish him an equally successful retirement."
Wells began his career at sea on board tankers and bulk carriers in
South East Asia before
transitioning to cruise shipping in 1992, first with Cunard then
Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia
before returning to Cunard.
During his three decades on cruise ships, Commodore Wells has
had the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty the Queen at the naming
event for Queen Mary 2 and once
again as Master at the naming of Queen
Elizabeth. Another highlight was in 2017 when
Commodore Wells climbed the tallest sail of the Sydney Opera House to mark the 10-year
anniversary of Queen Mary 2's very
first visit to the Australian city.
Commodore Wells combined his seafaring career with a 25-year
commission in the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and remains an Honorary
Captain in the RNR.
To learn more about Cunard, contact your Travel Advisor, call
1-800-728-6273, or visit cunard.com.
Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships
Queen Mary 2®,
Queen Victoria® and
Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and
world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury
accommodations in Britannia,
Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite
and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer
regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it continues to celebrate the
freedom of travel on exciting World Voyage and Grand Voyage
itineraries that visit Europe,
North America, South America, Africa, Asia
Awarded #1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise
Line by Travel + Leisure's 2018, 2017 and 2016
World's Best Awards; and "Best Service," "Best Onboard Enrichment"
and "Best World Cruise" by Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2018
Readers Choice Awards. Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading
Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:
CCL; NYSE: CUK), the largest cruise vacation company in the world.
Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line,
Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O
Cruises (Australia) and P&O
Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the
world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.
For additional information, contact:
Jackie Chase, Cunard, 310.926.7686,
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