We can confirm that Queen Mary 2 has now boarded the small group of guests and immigration officials and has now sailed for China with all guests and crew on board. Our thanks go to our agents in Nagasaki for their assistance today and our thoughts remain with the people of Japan.
Earlier Cunard released a statement explaining the ship itinerary.
Queen Mary 2 was on passage between Osaka and Nagasaki and is circa 450 miles south west of the epi-centre of the earthquake.
Weather in the area is calm and it is unlikely that the sea area and route the ship is on will be affected by any after effects of the earthquake.
The Commodore has made a broadcast to our Guests and staff advising them of the situation and he has walked the decks and all is calm on board.