Today it has been announced that Cunard's Commodore Bernard Warner has now retired from Cunard. It was announced this morning only through Cunard's Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/cunard ) at approximately 9am (British Time) when they posted a photo (attached below) of Commodore Warner being filmed while docking QM2 in Southampton. The caption of the photo read "Commodore Warner docks Queen Mary 2 for his final time in Southampton this morning". On today's We Are Cunard blog post there was no mention of Commodore Bernard Warner's retirement, but Alastair Greener had announced that he would be leaving Cunard for a new chapter in his career. To find out more about Alastair's final blog post, click the link >> Cunard Blog: We Are Cunard: Alastair Greener » Time To Blog Farewell………
Then about 3 hours later Cunard posted another photo (which is also attached) of Bernard Warner walking out to the Mercedes awaiting him with numerous people greeting him onto their Facebook page. The caption accompanying the photo read "Commodore Warner leaving Queen Mary 2 this morning in Southampton" as he left Queen Mary 2 for the final time after serving as Commodore/Captain of the vessel for 5 years. Also pictures and a video of Commodore Bernard Warner's farewell are expected to follow soon on the blog i guess.
As of yet it hasn't been officially announced who Cunard's next Commodore will be, although Captain Paul Wright has taken over command of Queen Mary 2 as of today, so there's a possibility of him being Cunard's next Commodore . It is hoped that the next Commodore of Cunard's fleet will be announced either on their site, Facebook page, the blog or even all 3 this week.