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Thursday, 12 August 2004

Royalty Arrives

The Queen Mary 2, the world's largest cruise ship, arrived in Athens yesterday; ready to accommodate the dignitaries who will be attending the forthcoming Olympic Games.

The dock in which she is berthed, six miles away from central Athens, is protected by a special security shield including; commandos, soldiers and surveillance equipment.

The rest of the floating flotilla of Royalty of the seas, which will berth alongside her, includes; the liners Ocean Countess, World Renaissance and Silver Whisper plus four others.

Among the dignitaries who will be staying on the Queen Mary 2 will be President Bush senior, and "W's" children Barbara and Jenna.

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