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The Queen Mary 2 is currently in port in Sydney. I'd love to see it but am bedridden at present. However, to leave port it must pass the window of where I am. I'm wondering if there's a website that plots either just the QM2 position (I tried seascanner's QM2 page but sadly it's exceeded its maps API quota so isn't working), or ideally, like flightradar24 for planes, a version for cruise ships?

(And to clarify, seascanner wouldn't work as an answer, unless it has a different page that I've not found that is presently working)

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A bit more searching and I've found Vesselfinder's QM2 page.

Getting closer, I've found Crusein Me Ship Tracker, which looks promising...

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And The Cruse Village has a Live Ship Tracker:

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    Looks like there are only three interesting things in the world to cruise to: Caribbean sun, Scandinavian landscape and Mediterranean cultural heritage. – Alexander Mar 12 '15 at 10:15
  • @Alexander pfft that's half a map. Lots in NZ and Aus, I'd love to do an Antarctica Cruise or up the Alaska route too. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Mar 12 '15 at 10:16
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    @Alexander In the summer, you will see tons of them going to Alaska. In the winter, not so much. – reirab Mar 12 '15 at 13:48
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There's MarineTraffic, but it lists the Queen Mary 2 as currently out-of-range of its terrestrial AIS feed. They also offer satellite-base AIS feeds, but you need a paying account for that. The free feed should be sufficient to track ships while near land.

(AIS = Automatic Identification System, a VHF-based system used by ships to broadcast their position and other data to each other)

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