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Non-QE2 Area => QE2's Successors => RMS Queen Mary 2 => Topic started by: Twynkle on Jul 25, 2015, 08:47 AM

Title: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: Twynkle on Jul 25, 2015, 08:47 AM
Hi Rob - and Everyone

We saw this being set up on board (fascinating,it was!) and although the photos taken ship side didn't show the lights (we were warned that they wouldn't!)
it looks as if the Daily Mail was able to watch from Battery Park together with many passengers who had disembarked in NYC!
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3162511/Incredible-pictures-Queen-Mary-2-leaving-New-York-theatrical-style-blue-laser-light-soaring-night-sky.html
Rosie.
Title: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jul 25, 2015, 10:27 AM
Thanks for posting the link Rosie, it looks like it was quite a spectacle  :)
Title: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jul 25, 2015, 01:30 PM
I'm still on holiday or I'd do it but I think we need a separate topic for the light show, as I'll also be uploading a video taken on board (The effect of the spotlights playing on the Manhattan skyline, including the freedom tower, was captivating). Cunard curiously have a YouTube video about the setup, but no actual video of it, even though there was a helicopter doing laps of the ship throughout
Title: Re: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jul 25, 2015, 02:39 PM
I'm still on holiday or I'd do it but I think we need a separate topic for the light show, as I'll also be uploading a video taken on board (The effect of the spotlights playing on the Manhattan skyline, including the freedom tower, was captivating). Cunard curiously have a YouTube video about the setup, but no actual video of it, even though there was a helicopter doing laps of the ship throughout

As requested new topic created and looking forward to seeing the video and more photos from members
Title: Re: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jul 27, 2015, 11:27 PM
I can't explain how thrilling the Light Show was from on board that night, the videos don't truly do it justice unless maybe you view them full screen on a TV.  If you run them both at once, with mine about 30 seconds ahead of the official one, you can see what it looked like from ashore and on board.

Here's the official video -
and here's the one I shot -
I'll never forget it.
Title: Re: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: cameroa on Jul 28, 2015, 07:30 AM
Thank you so much Rob for posting both your professional and Cunard's stunning videos. It is great to see both on board and harbour side perspectives of what looked like an absolutely amazing light show. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up just watching the video. I hope you had a great time on Queen Mary 2 and could see passed the repairs of an eleven year old Queen that needs an MOT. Since the loss of QE2, she has become the only Cunard ship I will sail on. Simply because she is so different to QE2 but still has a connection to her. QV and QE I found were beautiful ships, just too many people crammed in.
Title: Re: QM2 175 year celebrations- New York light show
Post by: June Ingram on Jul 28, 2015, 01:57 PM
Thanks very much, Rob, for posting the spectacular videos.  QM2 does look very good !