Commodore hangs up hat
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.