Britain: The New Queen

"I have thought of everything right down from Queen Victoria to Jackie Kennedy," mused Sir John Montague Brocklebank, 48, chairman of Cunard Steamship Co. Like a proud parent, he was debating what to name the successor ship to the line's elegant but aging (27 years) Queen Mary. Last week in London, Sir John made the long-deferred announcement that Cunard will build a new, 2,000-passenger luxury liner for the transatlantic run and for winter cruising in warmer waters. Since the lady is still incognito, she is widely known as Q4.*

The single-smokestack ship will be nearer in spirit to Jackie than...

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