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Offline pete cain

Re: Saga Ruby (ex-Caronia and ex-Vistafjord)
« Reply #80 on: Oct 24, 2017, 07:45 PM »
Rosie will recognise this shot showing the pronounced rise on the corridor on board Ruby, it was quite a steep climb the further forward you got

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Re: Saga Ruby (ex-Caronia and ex-Vistafjord)
« Reply #81 on: Oct 24, 2017, 07:48 PM »
Shame there wasn't an entry for Ropes for Ruby here is one, I wish I had been camera happy when with QE2 :'(

Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Saga Ruby (ex-Caronia and ex-Vistafjord)
« Reply #82 on: Oct 24, 2017, 08:28 PM »
The photos look like they were taken during her time with Saga. She would not have been in such good condition with the failed static hotel conversion and certainly not by the time she was beached. One can see she's docked somewhere, but not sure where.


Wasn't she ready to use either as a static ore operating vessel when lister for sale the last time? I can remember reading that on the listing.

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Re: Saga Ruby (ex-Caronia and ex-Vistafjord)
« Reply #83 on: Oct 24, 2017, 08:47 PM »
Yes, Bob, there had been a lot of work in renovations on Ruby, and that is why it seemed that she was sent off to the breakers so quickly.
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« Reply #84 on: Oct 24, 2017, 10:22 PM »

Wasn't she ready to use either as a static ore operating vessel when lister for sale the last time? I can remember reading that on the listing.

As far as I know she wasn't completed as the static hotel her new owners planned her to be because they went bankrupt. She was never going to be anything other than static after her major engine troubles with Saga, unless her owners had a bottomless pit of money for her increasingly frequent engine problems - which it turns out they didn't as they went bankrupt trying to get her to operating in a static role.
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« Reply #85 on: Oct 25, 2017, 01:36 PM »
As far as I know she wasn't completed as the static hotel her new owners planned her to be because they went bankrupt. She was never going to be anything other than static after her major engine troubles with Saga, unless her owners had a bottomless pit of money for her increasingly frequent engine problems - which it turns out they didn't as they went bankrupt trying to get her to operating in a static role.

Hi Thomas -

She was not completed as a static hotel, but a great deal of money was spent and a great deal of refurnishing was done in a modern/Asian style before it was decided the owners could not make a go of it.

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« Reply #86 on: Oct 25, 2017, 06:00 PM »
As far as I know she wasn't completed as the static hotel her new owners planned her to be because they went bankrupt. She was never going to be anything other than static after her major engine troubles with Saga, unless her owners had a bottomless pit of money for her increasingly frequent engine problems - which it turns out they didn't as they went bankrupt trying to get her to operating in a static role.


I have never heard of the engine problems that she encountered during here final years, what where those problems?

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« Reply #87 on: Oct 25, 2017, 06:11 PM »
Hi Bob -

Here is just one link to a mention of Ruby's problems.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5694.msg59214.html#msg59214

There are more if you search on The Forum for "Saga Ruby".  Then skim through the entries in the various topics.

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« Reply #88 on: Oct 25, 2017, 06:42 PM »

I have never heard of the engine problems that she encountered during here final years, what where those problems?

Hi Bob
She did have considerably serious engine problems.
This was to the extent that her final world cruise was cancelled - we were given one week's notice of the cancellation.
Not good either for the company, or for those of us who were booked on that sailing.
We were more fortunate than many others, we sailed to Norway for her final call there -
and experienced time on board that was very special.
It also included a serious outbreak of norovirus!
Rosie
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.