CROWDS flocked to Scarborough’s coast to see a majestic visitor sail past.
The Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest ocean liner, passed the Yorkshire coastline on its way to Southampton yesterday morning.
Tom Machin, the skipper of the Coronia and Regal Lady, said he took some passengers out to sea to get a closer view.
He said: “It was a bit further out than normal, about two and a half miles, it was brilliant and it was lovely to see.
“We got really close to her and they were blowing the horn at us.”
He added that the horn was from the original Queen Mary. He said: “Everybody enjoyed it – they thought it was fantastic.”
Yesterday’s voyage was the vessel’s third sail past the town. It previously visited in 2004 and 2009.
The vessel carries 2,620 passengers and 1,253 crew.
Her visit comes just two weeks after a sail-past by Cunard’s newest ship, the Queen Elizabeth, on September 3.