New Cunard ship slips in to Auckland at dawn less than week before her Sydney Royal Rendezvous.

Queen Elizabeth, the newest ship for Cunard, sailed into Auckland early this morning during her maiden world voyage.

The 92,000-ton ship is on her 23-night Los Angeles to Sydney sector, which has so far visited Hawaii, Western and American Samoa, and Fiji. Queen Elizabeth will cruise around the coast to Wellington and then across the Tasman Sea to Sydney, where she will arrive on February 22.

Are you going to be on the harbour to see Queen Elizabeth meet her older sister Queen Mary 2?

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