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   There is so much if QE2's history in these photos.  Not just a photo competition but keeping the memory alive!
Indeed ! it would also be nice if the winners gave a little description of where and when the photo was taken.
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Queen Victoria World Cruise 2024 navigator notes (sector 4)

7 March 2024
Airlie Beach
Weather: 26 degrees. Torrential rain
Balancing tradition with modernity, Airlie Beach offers a diverse selection of cultural sites and experiences, both along the beautiful coast and inland. The section of the long Shute Harbour Road is the centre of activity, with ticket agencies, information centres, restau-rants, caf├ęs and shops to entice you. Conway National Park, a short distance off the road to Shute Harbour, offers several scenic walks, while Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are renowned for the opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive. The Whitsunday Islands can be reached by ferry from Airlie Beach in minutes and offer wonderful opportunities to see tropical fish and coral reefs up close.

The visit to Airlie Beach could not have been more different to our previous visit in 2020 (see photo of sunny beach.)  The local tender took passengers ashore, but because of the torrential rain many passengers just returned to the ship on the tender.  Also photo showing coastline as ship sailed away from Airlie Beach in the evening. 

8 March 2024
Cairns
Weather: 30 degrees cloudy with scattered showers

Laid-back Cairns is located in the tropical Far North of Queensland. It's the remarkable gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a spectacular location renowned for snorkelling and diving amongst kaleidoscop in marine life and coral.
A mecca for divers and a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Cairns is a unique city and home to two World Heritage sites - the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. A visit to Cairns offers an ultimate tropical discovery.
Cairns cruise port is situated next to the vibrant city centre. Here you'll find extensive shopping and dining experiences, and direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage
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There is so much if QE2's history in these photos.  Not just a photo competition but keeping the memory alive!

Please, Sir, can we not have 31 votes this month...?

Guess not... and eliminating 28 from that lot is a tougher challenge than the Iron Man race and the Royal Navy "Perisher" course combined...

I have somehow managed it and put in my three votes.

Well said Peter the competition photos get better each month.

So difficult to choose just three but please vote to support everyone who entered pictures.

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Actually, Peter, I had the very same feeling when I looked through these photos and enjoyed them all. They bring beautiful memories, and are so well taken also.

Feeling very grateful to the photographers who brought us these memorable scenes.
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Please, Sir, can we not have 31 votes this month...?

Guess not... and eliminating 28 from that lot is a tougher challenge than the Iron Man race and the Royal Navy "Perisher" course combined...

I have somehow managed it and put in my three votes.
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Cracking photos!

There's a shot there of the Chart Room Bar (with the engraved glass panel) and a shot of the midships bar which are taken at almost exactly the same spot!  Great to see.
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As June says : "Enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage and enjoy the great variety of the photos. Choose your three favourites."

A great attractive topic, which will take us right back to the lovely leisurely evening hours on board. Enjoy indeed!
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QE2 Yacht Club 1997


The PG2 Bar


Care for a Drink?


Crystal Bar in the Evening


The Beautiful Yacht Club


Yacht Club


Transatlantic Art behind the Chart Room Bar


Chart Room Steward


Looking out on a Hot Mediterranean Day from the Cool of the Yacht Club


Horse from the Queen Elizabeth in the Crystal Bar


Crystal Bar 2005


Floating along from the Queens Grill Bar


Hot Night at the Funnel Bar


Harpist Playing


Princess Grill Champagne Bar


Elegant Midship Bar Promenade


Double Down Room Bar


Q4 Club


QE2 July 2002 Golden Lion Pub


QE2 July 2002 Yacht Club


July 2003 Crystal Bar


Princess Grill Champagne Bar Entrance


Chart Room - Dressed for the Night - December 2007


Princess Grill - Subdued and Romantic - August 2008


QE2 August 2008


Beside the Crystal Bar Piano


Ready for Cocktails


Thomas Quinones Tour - QE2 Chart Room Bar - at the Map


Thomas Quinones Tour - QE2 Chart Room Bar - the Tour Group


Thomas Quinones Tour - QE2 Chart Room Bar - under the Chart!


Our Glasses were Empty
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The theme for the June 2024 Competition, "QE2 Bars and Cocktails" was chosen by Cunarder Man.

Please vote for your three favourite photos. This is the seventh competition of the 2025 calendar year, with winning and runner-up photos going towards the 2025 QE2 Story Calendar.

Voting is easy, but you need to be registered as a Forum member and log into the Forum to vote.  Whether or not you have submitted photos, please support those who have participated, by choosing your 3 favourite ones, noting the details, then tick the relevant boxes on the poll.  If you have entered photos, please do not vote for your own pictures.

Forgot Password ?

Here you can get a new one -- easy to do!

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=5178.0

To make it easier for you, we have posted the pictures below.

However, you might like to turn to the Gallery Album, "QE2 Bars and Cocktails", where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form. Plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photos to see them in medium size, and clicking once more for large size.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=307

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll closes on 1 August 2024, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

Enjoy a glass of your favourite beverage and enjoy the great variety of the photos. Choose your three favourites.
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Wonderful notes, commentary, and photos, Lynda ! Many thanks ! I do like the look of the library very much. Was there one particular entree at dinner that could qualify as your all time favorite ?

Glad to hear you are still enjoying reading the notes and seeing the photos.  The library in Queen Victoria on two decks is really nice. 

I tended to eat a lot of fish at dinner and was happy with the variety on the menus.  Having a choice or appetisers, soup, salad, entree then a dessert, I was spoilt for choice, but I cannot remember having a particular favourite.
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