Cunard Captain, Christopher Wells, is retiring after an outstanding 20 year career at Cunard. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, he was named a Commodore.
Commodore Wells has spent the last 13 years leading the team on board Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, ER was the captain of the ship that was launched in 2004.
Cunard President Simon Palethorpe said, “Commodore Wells has been a wonderful ambassador for Cunard who proudly upholds the best traditions and highest standards of the world’s most famous shipping company. It’s just fitting, and I’m delighted that he gets the rank of Commodore, the highest rank a seafarer gets.
Cunard Captain Wells – “He will be greatly missed by colleagues and guests alike, as evidenced by the large number of cards that have been received wishing him well. We thank him for the tremendous contribution he has made to Cunard in a career full of highlights, and we wish him an equally successful retirement. “
Commodore Wells began his career at sea aboard tankers and bulk carriers in Southeast Asia before transitioning to cruise shipping in 1992, first with Cunard, then Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia before returning to Cunard.
Commodore Wells had the pleasure of meeting Her Majesty the Queen at the christening for the Queen Mary 2 and again as Captain at the christening of the Queen Elizabeth.