Com­modore hangs up hat

Cruise Weekly - - News -

CU­NARD has an­nounced the re­tire­ment of New Zealand born Com­modore Christo­pher Rynd af­ter a dis­tin­guished ca­reer.

Rynd was known for be­ing fa­mously pho­tographed by James Mor­gan in the above po­si­tion along­side the Queen Mary 2 red fun­nel when the Cu­nard flag­ship vis­ited Syd­ney in 2012.

In the later years of his ca­reer, Rynd was closely as­so­ci­ated with Cu­nard but his ca­reer saw him also man the bridge of P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises ships. Com­modore Rynd joined QE2 in 2005 and sub­se­quently com­manded QM2, Queen Vic­to­ria and Queen El­iz­a­beth.

“Through­out his long ca­reer, Christo­pher Rynd was seen as the image of a ship’s Mas­ter with his dis­tin­guished man­ner, re­spect for guests and crew and love of ships and sea­far­ing,” said Car­ni­val Aus­tralia Pres­i­dent Sture Myrmell.

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