The Queen Mary 2 has berthed in Sydney for the first time.

The Queen Mary 2 (QM2) cruise ship has berthed in Sydney for the first time, with many people lining up on the dockside in order to catch a sight of the impressive vessel.

As the ship is the biggest passenger vessel ever to dock at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney, many officials were on hand to welcome it and its passengers to the Australian city.

New South Wales ports minister Duncan Gay spoke of his pleasure at seeing the ship arrive at the port.

“I’m very pleased to welcome the arrival of the QM2 … into the heart of our city,” said Mr Gay.

The ship is only one of many cruise liners that will be arriving at the port over the next year, with 264 vessels scheduled to be docking in the city in the coming season.

Sydney is home to a number of occasions and events across its summer months, with the annual Mardi Gras in the city recently seeing Kylie Minogue performing as a headline act.

Written by Erin Marshall

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