A healthy baby boy was born on Queen Mary 2 over the weekend as the ship was nearing the end of a seven night Transatlantic cruise that arrived in new York on Sunday morning.
Benjamin Brooklyn was born on Saturday night aboard the world’s largest ocean liner, Queen Mary 2. The mother, a German passenger who was only identified by her first name Johanna, was traveling with her brother when the her water broke. He told the New York Post that Johanna wasn’t due for another three weeks.
She was rushed to the medical center on the ship where a doctor on board helped deliver the healthy baby boy. The infant was taken to New York Methodist Hospital when the ship docked a few hours later and the baby and mother are both doing well.
The captain of Queen Mary 2 said that this was the first time that a baby had been born on the vessel.
The 2,620 passenger Queen Mary 2 left Southampton, England on January 10 for a seven night Transatlantic cruise to New York City. Queen Mary 2 was the largest passenger vessel in the world (148,000 gross tons) when the ship debuted in 2004.
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