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Smooth Sailing on the QM2

The world's largest cruise ship has set sail. In January 2004, Cunard launched the Queen Mary 2, the longest, tallest, widest, and most expensive ocean liner ever built. Too big to sail through the Panama Canal, the QM2 was built at the Alstom Chantiers de L'Atlantique shipyard in Sainte-Nazaire, France, at an estimated cost of $800 million with a classic design that evokes the golden age of passenger liners. How big is big? This ship is as tall as a 21-story building, and as long as four

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