Flood volunteers to cruise Queen Mary II

Queensland emergency services volunteers will board the world’s largest ocean liner in Brisbane on Tuesday as reward for their selfless efforts.

Hard-working husband and wife team Cam and Jenny Sage from Bundaberg will be among 40 volunteers from around the country cruising from Brisbane to Sydney aboard the Queen Mary II.

The ocean liner docked at Fisherman Islands near the Port of Brisbane for the second time in as many years on Tuesday morning.

Mr Sage, Bundaberg’s State Emergency Services deputy local controller, told the Bundaberg News Mail he wished he could share the experience with all of his colleagues.

‘‘Jen and I have done a lot of hours but so has every SES member,’’ the father-of-eight said.

‘‘We're honoured to be given this chance, but wish every member had the chance to be on board with us.’’

Towering 62 metres high and stretching 345 metres from bow to stern, the Queen Mary II is more than 2½ times the length of Suncorp Stadium.

It also boasts the world’s only floating planetarium, as well as the largest ballroom and library at sea.

The Queen Mary II will only stay in Brisbane for one day as part of its second trip around Australia.

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