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Cunard’s Captain Christopher Wells retires after 20 years with the model, and awarded rank of Commodore – The Cruise Blogger


Cunard Captain, Christopher Wells, is retiring after a stellar 20 12 months profession with Cunard, a part of 30 years spent working throughout Carnival Company cruise strains. In recognition of his excellent service he has been awarded the rank of Commodore. 

Commodore Wells has spent the final 13 years main the staff on board Cunard’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, having initially been a key a part of the commissioning of the ship which launched in 2004. 

Cunard president Simon Palethorpe mentioned: “Commodore Wells has been an exquisite ambassador for Cunard, proudly upholding the best traditions and highest requirements of the world’s most well-known delivery line. It’s only becoming, and I’m delighted, that he be awarded the rank of Commodore, the very best rank afforded to any seafarer. 

“He’ll be sorely missed by colleagues and friends alike, evidenced by the huge numbers of playing cards which have been obtained wishing him all the easiest and noting his much-loved sense of humour in addition to the respect he commanded. We thank him for the big contribution he has made to Cunard, in a spotlight packed profession, and want him an equally profitable retirement.” 

Bournemouth-born Commodore Wells started his profession at sea on board tankers and bulk carriers in South East Asia earlier than transitioning to cruise delivery in 1992, first with Cunard then Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia earlier than returning to Cunard. 

Throughout his three many years on cruise ships, Commodore Wells has had the pleasure of assembly Her Majesty the Queen on the naming occasion for Queen Mary 2 and as soon as once more as Grasp on the naming of Queen Elizabeth.  One other spotlight was in 2017 when Commodore Wells climbed the tallest sail of the Sydney Opera Home to mark the 10-year anniversary of Queen Mary 2’s very first go to to the Australian metropolis. 

Commodore Wells mixed his seafaring profession with a 25-year fee within the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) and stays an Honorary Captain within the RNR.   

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