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Departing Rotterdam with one of several water salutes!2 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Friday 4th August 2006 (14 years ago today! - day of uploading this photo). We had a wonderful send off from Rotterdam including a choir, but almost girted the tug off our stern with our sheer power and torque even at 72rpm as we left the cruise terminal. My Uncle and Auntie watching from the dockside said the tug master only just recovered and their photos show how dicey it was. Family friend and fellow ship enthusiast Stephen Macey is in the photo.Thomas HypherAug 04, 2020
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World Cruise 19940 viewsEquator crossing ceremonyJeff MahlerAug 01, 2020
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Cunard 150 aniversary 19900 viewsBlowing up 10,000 balloons to release using the Magra-dome over the lido pool on arrival to Liverpool.Jeff MahlerAug 01, 2020
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Helicopter flight over QE2 in New York2 viewsIn between a westbound and an eastbound crossing I had a helicopter flight over New York wich flew luckily over QE2 in 2001OceanlinerJul 30, 2020
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To cold to enjoy the pool near Cape Horn2 viewsIt seems noone is interested in enjoying the pool while QE2 rounded Cape Horn during the world cruise in February 2008. In the distance you can see Cape Horn and its surrounding Islands. It was far to cold and to windy at the southernmost point of the world before antarctica.Katharina ErnstJul 28, 2020
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View to the QE2 pool from Quebec castle Ch√Ęteau Frontenac2 viewsQE2 in Quebec, Canada during the Indian summer cruise in autumn 2008.Katharina ErnstJul 28, 2020
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Enjoying a hot sea day at the pool during the final voyage to Dubai cruising in the Red Sea2 viewsKatharina ErnstJul 28, 2020
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A pool side view1 viewscunardqueenJul 27, 2020
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Beyond the pool, Orkney in the distance1 viewscunardqueenJul 27, 2020
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Twynkle : Steaming like the geysers2 views12 August 2008Isabelle ProndzynskiJul 24, 2020
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Just a little touch-up - July 20081 viewsCruiseqe2Jul 23, 2020
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Water babes on Voyage 8397 viewsSomewhere off the coast of France on Voyage 839frazscotJul 15, 2020
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Sometime in !966 !7 viewsfrazscotJul 15, 2020
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Underwater Lion, December 16th 20072 viewsUnderwater Lion, December 16th 2007Rob LightbodyJul 14, 2020
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Swimming the Med at 27 knots7 viewsRob LightbodyJul 14, 2020
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Swimming pool and the iconic windscreens5 viewsRob LightbodyJul 14, 2020
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Bay of Biscaye, august 20085 viewsInner swimming pool_1ManoelJul 13, 2020
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Bay of Biscaye, august 20084 viewsOuter swimming pool_3ManoelJul 13, 2020
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Bay of Biscaye, august 20084 viewsOuter swimming pool_2ManoelJul 13, 2020
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Jacuzzi party!2 viewsIsabelle ProndzynskiJul 12, 2020
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Enjoying the swimming pool4 viewsIsabelle ProndzynskiJul 12, 2020
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One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks3 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from late in the evening of 25th October 2004, on our second voyage, an Iberian cruise.Thomas HypherJul 12, 2020
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Sunrise and a Swim?4 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo. Sunrise on 19th July 2005, off North West France, heading South to the Mediterranean. Note the Starboard side Jacuzzi bubbling away!Thomas HypherJul 12, 2020
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Maybe a swim after the Jacuzzi1 views1997 Transatlantic CrossingLynda BradfordJul 12, 2020
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Crossing The Line Fun at the Pool4 viewsCunarder ManJul 12, 2020
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Sailaway Drinks by the Pool4 viewsCunarder ManJul 12, 2020
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Teddy Brum Brum with his famous cruise ship QE2 in port of Lisbon4 viewsTeddy Brum Brum was with a crew member on board the QE2 for quite some time and this shot was taken 2008 at the last call in port of Lisbon before cruising to Dubai.Katharina ErnstJun 30, 2020
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Queen Victoria meets Queen Elizabeth 2 in Zeebrugge July 20084 viewsQueen Victoria in her first year of service meets Queen Elizabeth 2 in her last year of service in Zeebrugge on 21st of July 2008.Katharina ErnstJun 30, 2020
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Confetti rain for QE2 Guests3 viewsAfter returning from an excursion in port of Venice spring 2008.Katharina ErnstJun 30, 2020
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Mersey Ferry makes a surprise appearance4 views2004Lynda BradfordJun 29, 2020
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What a wonderful surprise to be onboard after 30 years6 views1997 first transatlantic crossingLynda BradfordJun 29, 2020
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Surprised to see a few bumps on the rear4 viewsLynda BradfordJun 29, 2020
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Pets Welcome3 viewscunardqueenJun 28, 2020
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Surprise, Surprise Shes the QE2 Diva 4 viewscunardqueenJun 28, 2020
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White with fright 4 viewscunardqueenJun 28, 2020
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Rear view of the Mast explored and found5 views... after some fun-filled adventures.1 commentsIsabelle ProndzynskiJun 26, 2020
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Small and huge2 viewsIsabelle ProndzynskiJun 26, 2020
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Found the doggy lamppost!2 viewsIsabelle ProndzynskiJun 26, 2020
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QE2 1998 Millvina Dean7 viewsTo my very big surprise I had the pleasure to meet Millvina Dean - Titanic Survivor - during my first transatlantic crossing on QE2 in September 1998. 1 commentsOceanlinerJun 26, 2020
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QE2 April 2008 - umbrella on bridge wing8 viewsDuring QE2's last visit to Fort Lauderdale in April 2008 someone apparently enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the bridge wing before departure2 commentsOceanlinerJun 26, 2020
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QE2 October 2008 - Dolphins jumping next to the bow4 viewsDuring the last crossing of QE2 in October 2008 some dolphins accompanied her somewhere mid AtlanticOceanlinerJun 26, 2020
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Surprise cleaner for the Boardroom !13 viewsfrazscotJun 22, 2020
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Qe2 Menu 198613 viewsThe Royal VisitVincent ScrivenJun 19, 2020
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Surprise Invitations17 views1 commentsfrazscotJun 17, 2020
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Peek a Book !12 viewsfrazscotJun 17, 2020
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D-Day commemorations 199411 viewsAnchored in the Solent 4/6/94 during the D-Day commemorations Geoff WatsonJun 09, 2020
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Post Falklands refit10 viewsPhoto taken Southampton 10/8/82. Post Falklands.Geoff WatsonJun 09, 2020
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D-Day commemorations - Solent 4/6/94.12 viewsUS aircraft carrier George Washington with QE2 at the D-Day commemorations - Solent 4th June 1994.Geoff WatsonJun 09, 2020
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Surprisingly close!9 viewsCunarder ManJun 08, 2020
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Surprise - look it's the QE2!12 viewsCunarder ManJun 08, 2020
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Sweet Surprise7 viewsCunarder ManJun 08, 2020
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An unexpected surprise and a dream come true11 viewsLate July 2005. A surprise, very rare visit to the bridge with the onboard nursery. QE2 was going nearly 28.5 knots. Vivid memories to last a lifetime and a moment of significant influence in my life.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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Nasty Surprise, a particularly smokey tug!11 viewsNot sure this tug would pass emissions laws these days ;)
It had just given us a good load of smoke to the bit beneath the bridge which had the large group of us coughing and spluttering a bit. My photo from departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008.
Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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Towel Animals, always a nice surprise!14 viewsDad's photo (James A Hypher's) photo from our last voyage onboard in July 2008. Taken in cabin 3005, note the original to 1969 mirror, light, chest of drawers, and bunk bed.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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QE2 Heads Upriver Past Inverkip7 viewsClydebuilt1971Jun 02, 2020
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No Equal - Will Never Be Surpassed7 viewsClydebuilt1971Jun 02, 2020
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A Queen and her Entourage8 viewsQE2 approaches Greenock Ocean Terminal with her entourage of smaller vessels accompanying.Clydebuilt1971Jun 02, 2020
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QE2 waiting, before leaving Southampton at great speed... we followed till she was over the horizon...10 viewsTwynkleMay 31, 2020
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QE2's Last day in Geirangerfyord, Norway 20089 viewsTwynkleMay 31, 2020
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Sleek and singular...11 viewsNYC October 16th, 2008HamburgerMay 31, 2020
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Leaving NY - 28 viewsOctober 16th, 2008HamburgerMay 31, 2020
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Leaving NY - 110 viewsOctober 16th, 2008HamburgerMay 31, 2020
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QE2 and The Forth Railway Bridge7 viewscunardqueenMay 30, 2020
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QE2 11th November . Salute to a Queen 5 viewscunardqueenMay 30, 2020
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QE2 Final Calls6 viewsQE2 Final departure from Trieste, Italy. The tugs salute!skilly56May 30, 2020
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6 viewsQE2 Final departure from Trieste, Italy. The band and crowd that farewelled the ship, 10/07/2008.skilly56May 30, 2020
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7 viewsQE2 berthed in Trieste for the last time - 10/07/2008skilly56May 30, 2020
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QE2's last departure from New York on October 16th, 200810 viewsAfter I disembarked QE2 for the last time after a westbound crossing, I changed to QM2 for the return eastbound crossing. This evening was very emotional for everybody on board, knowing that QE2's life at sea was about to end. However seeing QE2 at speed for the following days on our side was unforgettable!OceanlinerMay 30, 2020
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QE2's last call in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 10th, 20087 viewsWe sailed from Florida to New York and then crossed the Atlantic to Southampton. This was a very memorable voyage because Commodore Warwick was on board who shared a lot from his days at sea. Many thanks to him and his delightful wife Kim who made this particular crossing so special!OceanlinerMay 30, 2020
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QM2 passing QE2 for the last time in Southampton on October 22, 20089 viewsThis picture was taken from Hythe Marina opposite of the Queen Elizabeth II terminal after the last tandem-crossing of QE2 and QM2OceanlinerMay 30, 2020
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21 viewscaledoniaMay 27, 2020
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Last arrival at Southampton11/11/0820 viewscaledoniaMay 27, 2020
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Last visit to Longyearbyen17 viewscaledoniaMay 27, 2020
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A Scottish farewell19 viewsfrazscotMay 25, 2020
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A final salute from Greenock's cranes18 viewsfrazscotMay 25, 2020
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Greenock says farewell15 viewsfrazscotMay 25, 2020
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QE2's first and last visit to Propriano, Corsica22 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008. Also our final voyage onboard.1 commentsThomas HypherMay 13, 2020
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QE2's final departure from New York (2)24 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.Thomas HypherMay 13, 2020
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QE2's final departure from New York (1)26 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.2 commentsThomas HypherMay 13, 2020
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In Bar Harbor with the Margaret Todd15 views19 September 2008 -- final call.Isabelle ProndzynskiMay 13, 2020
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Pipes and drums in St John New Brunswick14 views20 September 2008 -- final call.Isabelle ProndzynskiMay 13, 2020
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Red lifeboat in Bar Harbor15 views19 September 2008 -- final call.Isabelle ProndzynskiMay 13, 2020
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Goodbye NYC 13 viewscunardqueenMay 07, 2020
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QE2 Final call to Liverpool 2008.18 viewsshipnshoreMay 07, 2020
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Last call Greenock October 200815 viewsCunarder ManMay 06, 2020
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Last Call ever Dubai 200813 viewsCunarder ManMay 06, 2020
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Last call Suez Canal 200819 views1 commentsCunarder ManMay 06, 2020
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The Party is over ...Goodbye 4 viewscunardqueenMay 02, 2020
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Behind The Yacht Club Bar5 viewscunardqueenMay 02, 2020
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Friends of the BAP 6 viewscunardqueenMay 02, 2020
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QE2 crossing the Indian Ocean (2004)4 viewsBen ZabulisMay 01, 2020
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QE2's Theatre - December 13th 20077 viewsRob LightbodyApr 30, 2020
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After the Party - Upper Deck8 viewsDecember 13th 2007Rob LightbodyApr 30, 2020
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Yacht Club in full flow7 viewsDecember 13th, 2007Rob LightbodyApr 30, 2020
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Crystal Bar 20058 viewsCunarder ManApr 19, 2020
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Grand Lounge 199210 viewsCunarder ManApr 19, 2020
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Theatre Bar 19838 viewsCunarder ManApr 19, 2020
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Sunset in the Crystal Bar8 viewsSeptember 2008Isabelle ProndzynskiApr 14, 2020
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Sunshine and shadows11 viewsSeptember 2008Isabelle ProndzynskiApr 14, 2020
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Gaby Schreiber11 viewsQE2 Theatre, September 2008Isabelle ProndzynskiApr 14, 2020
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Juxtaposed11 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, on our last voyage onboard.Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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Outside the Yacht Club12 viewsOctober 2004. My Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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Table Tennis spot between the Grand Lounge and the Yacht Club11 viewsAugust 2003, Westbound Transatlantic. Our first voyage onboard QE2, we were hooked on her! Photo taken on a disposable film camera by my Dad (James A Hypher).Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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View from Upper Deck10 viewsLynda BradfordApr 12, 2020
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Entrance to Princess Grill from Upper Deck8 viewsLynda BradfordApr 12, 2020
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Casino on Upper Deck9 viewsLynda BradfordApr 12, 2020
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A great place to be......11 viewsfrazscotApr 12, 2020
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Now gone but never forgotten.....11 viewsfrazscotApr 12, 2020
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Evening on the upper deck9 viewsfrazscotApr 12, 2020
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Double Room Tea Time on the Upper Deck - 196918 viewsBob C.Apr 06, 2020
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Britannia Restaurant Entrance - Upper Deck, Starboard Side - 19699 viewsThis eventually became an area for the casino's slot machinesBob C.Apr 06, 2020
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Theater Bar, Theater and the Port Side Entrance to the Britannia Restaurant - Upper Deck - 196913 viewsBob C.Apr 06, 2020
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Rita Morena in the Double Down Room10 viewsRita Morena performing in the Double Down Room in July 1977Bob C.Apr 01, 2020
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A full time QE2 Diva , The original !9 viewscunardqueenMar 31, 2020
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The Painter, The Commodore and the Master10 viewscunardqueenMar 31, 2020
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HRH Duke of Edinburgh 11 Nov 200812 viewsCunarder ManMar 29, 2020
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Des O'Connor. Last night entertainer on QE27 viewsCunarder ManMar 29, 2020
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Retired Commodore Ron Warwick en route to Dubai 200810 viewsCunarder ManMar 29, 2020
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Jasper the bear looking out the porthole - Lisbon (2004)15 views3 commentsBen ZabulisMar 28, 2020
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Lots of famous faces!10 viewsRob LightbodyMar 26, 2020
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