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Offline Louis De Sousa

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"QE2 - My Home" memories from my time onboard
« on: Apr 14, 2009, 11:28 AM »
Southampton 12 July 1990
QE2 docked portside just before lunch i walk up 5 deck fwd crew gangway into our lobby-the sailors square.My dream had became true to work on the biggest,fastests and most famous ship in the world.Almost 9 years later and after 136 transatlantic crossings over 1000 days at sea,111 visits to New York,7 Panama Canal transit,3 Suez Canal transit,4 complete world cruise and 3 incomplete world cruise,with lots of good days and bad days too,that was the best time of my life.The QE2 is still part of my life and i am proud to be part of her life too.
Over the next days ill write more about my life onboard.

Cheers Louis
« Last Edit: Aug 07, 2011, 12:18 PM by Louis De Sousa »

Offline Andrew Collier

Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2009, 11:32 AM »
Wow Louis,

Sounds like you really have had a fantastic experience there, really looking forward to hearing all about it!

Many thanks for coming to the forum to share with us :-)

Cheers!

Andy  8)
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Offline Andy F

Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2009, 11:41 AM »
Agreed and great memories there Louis, which will never leave you.  Looking forward to hearing more of life 'below decks'

Andy (the other one!)
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Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #3 on: Apr 14, 2009, 12:00 PM »
Looking forward to hearing more of your life aboard our QE2 Louis.
Gill

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Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #4 on: Apr 14, 2009, 03:03 PM »
Louis-this is a completely new angle to hear about-brilliant- and as others have mentioned thankyou for sharing and we look forward to more

Offline Stowaway2k

Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #5 on: Apr 14, 2009, 03:29 PM »
and.... we certainly wouldn't mind seeing any photos.....   :)

Offline Malcolm

Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #6 on: Apr 14, 2009, 04:06 PM »
I can only join in with everyone else to say I am really looking forward to reading your recollections. (I'd echo what Kyle says about photographs as well ;) )

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Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2009, 06:13 PM »
Once onboard we were taken to the crew library on one deck fwd stb.side.We were a group of 40-50 new crewmembers.There we meet our head of deparments,we had a brief welcome speech,then papers given out with lots of ship information.The 2 most important papers are the MUSTER CARD for boat drill and the CAPTAINS MASTER ORDER.Afterwards we were lead to cabins ,my cabin was 503 on five back fwd stb.side.The showers and toilets were more foward of my cabin as you can imagine it is way way forward.Trying to do your needs there on FORCE 10-11 is an adventure.Later that afternoon we set sail for New ├Łork,my first transatlantic crossing what a feeling that was.We done back to back transatlantic crossing returning to Southampton on the 22 of July.During theses 10 days is was a challenge trying to find your way around

Kids need me have to go. >:(
Cheers  Louis :D :D :D

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« Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2009, 06:17 PM »
Great shots there Louis and nice to see you!
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Re: Pictures of me
« Reply #9 on: Apr 18, 2009, 08:18 AM »
Suva,Fiji -29 January 1991,having a beer with the lads

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Re: Pictures of me
« Reply #10 on: Apr 18, 2009, 01:50 PM »
First time in Sydney 1991

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 18, 2009, 04:01 PM »
very cool....   :) :)

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Re: Pictures of me
« Reply #12 on: Apr 19, 2009, 01:12 PM »
What a great photoalbum and memories to have

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Re: Pictures of me
« Reply #13 on: Apr 19, 2009, 01:29 PM »
Digging the subtle shorts!!
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Re: QE2-My home
« Reply #14 on: Apr 24, 2009, 03:07 PM »
Heres the crew information sheet