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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #140 on: Aug 25, 2014, 10:22 PM »
This seems to convey some of the atmosphere of an Atlantic crossing on QM2 :


To be continued, it says...

Offline Twynkle

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #141 on: Aug 25, 2014, 11:27 PM »
This seems to convey some of the atmosphere of an Atlantic crossing on QM2 :
....To be continued, it says...

Hope so!
Yes Isabelle, just a tiny fragment! Thank you so much for a great find!

(There are so many more areas of the ship that could do with coverage - like standing on the foredeck, with the wind nearly flattening everyone, like looking up from there to see the guys on the Bridge waving, like the Library, like the up and down ride on the glass lifts, inside and out, like the choir in the Grand Lobby, like the Galley Visit, like Todd English yummy food, like the two alleyways, one with games / jigsaws and other with swiveling chairs for reading, like the bits both behind and beneath the Bridge / like the computer rooms... etc etc
It looked like a really good promo video, and possibly by guys who were using the sun beds from the Grills deck 9?!
Hoping there'll be another soon - I'm still missing the Might of Mary!)
« Last Edit: Aug 25, 2014, 11:28 PM by Twynkle »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #142 on: Aug 27, 2014, 10:47 AM »
RAW FOOTAGE of Queen Mary 2 in Stormy Weather!
Thanks to Long Long Honeymoon
« Last Edit: Aug 27, 2014, 10:52 AM by Twynkle »
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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #143 on: Aug 27, 2014, 09:46 PM »
Nice - which deck(s) are the cabins at 2:00, 3:10 and 3:40 that allow the view of the washing machine effect?
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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #144 on: Aug 27, 2014, 11:12 PM »
Nice - which deck(s) are the cabins at 2:00, 3:10 and 3:40 that allow the view of the washing machine effect?

Hi Peter,
I am pretty certain that all the footage that you refer to is taken on Deck 2, first from the casino, then from the alleyways with the games tables / twirly chairs and the Golden Lion pub. Curiously, there didn't seem to be any shots from the big rectangular windows in the Britannia Restaurant on Deck 2 - we used to love watching the sea whizz by on similar occasions!
The other places where it is very impressive to watch high seas being broken by the bow are from the Library on Deck 8, and the Commodore Club, and best of all perhaps - the external 'elevators' - and if you are exceptionally fortunate, from the Bridge windows  :)
The cabin in the first part of the video is on deck 8, and the broken rail is on Deck 7 fwd.
Rosie

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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #145 on: Aug 27, 2014, 11:17 PM »
Thanks - if I did ever book QM2 I'd be wanting one of the outside cabins in the hull, though, not a balcony one higher up...  I know there's a few...
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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #146 on: Aug 27, 2014, 11:57 PM »
Thanks - if I did ever book QM2 I'd be wanting one of the outside cabins in the hull, though, not a balcony one higher up...  I know there's a few...
There are! We were in 6052 for the lovely, long St Lawrence trip, (or thereabouts, it was directly under the C of Cunard on the superstructure) - great cabin with big window. The cabins much further forward are used by speakers, entertainers etc - and by comparison, they are fairly basic as well as being on the receiving end of the odd bump - noise of the waves in big seas!  Peter, you'd love QM2 - in many respects she is grand, however as far as friendliness goes - QV is The ship for the warmest atmosphere of all - she really has managed to adopt many of the goodness that QE2 gave us!
(btw - we've never had a balcony, not just for economical reasons - also because for much of the time in northern waters, they have to remain 'off-limits', due to 'inclement' weather. We did have one in the Med once - I left doors open to be closer to the sea, with curtains shoved in to stop them shutting - woke up by dripping, and our steward unhappy as A/C had gone on strike! Never again. On QV earlier this year, I got permission to sleep out on the open decks, as well as a the odd quizzical look!)

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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #147 on: Sep 25, 2014, 07:09 AM »

There are! We were in 6052 for the lovely, long St Lawrence trip, (or thereabouts, it was directly under the C of Cunard on the superstructure) - great cabin with big window. The cabins much further forward are used by speakers, entertainers etc - and by comparison, they are fairly basic as well as being on the receiving end of the odd bump - noise of the waves in big seas!  Peter, you'd love QM2 - in many respects she is grand, however as far as friendliness goes - QV is The ship for the warmest atmosphere of all - she really has managed to adopt many of the goodness that QE2 gave us!
(btw - we've never had a balcony, not just for economical reasons - also because for much of the time in northern waters, they have to remain 'off-limits', due to 'inclement' weather. We did have one in the Med once - I left doors open to be closer to the sea, with curtains shoved in to stop them shutting - woke up by dripping, and our steward unhappy as A/C had gone on strike! Never again. On QV earlier this year, I got permission to sleep out on the open decks, as well as a the odd quizzical look!)

I had one of the bow cabins too. 6025.
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« Reply #148 on: Sep 25, 2014, 07:10 AM »

On QV earlier this year, I got permission to sleep out on the open decks, as well as a the odd quizzical look!)

How fun!
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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #149 on: Sep 25, 2014, 07:12 AM »

Peter, you'd love QM2 - in many respects she is grand, however as far as friendliness goes - QV is The ship for the warmest atmosphere of all - she really has managed to adopt many of the goodness that QE2 gave us!

I love the QM2 very much. I have yet to try QV.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #150 on: Feb 23, 2015, 05:09 PM »
Lately, RMS Queen Mary 2 has received mixed reviews - and these have ranged from OK,  or 'not bad' to dismal.
She is in fact looking in good shape; currently steaming south from Hong Kong towards Borneo in Malaysia, we are thoroughly enjoying her good looks as well as her company!
Will write more as soon as there is a decent internet connection within reach.
Rosie
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Offline Keith Nicholas

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #151 on: Apr 08, 2015, 09:54 PM »
She is a truely first class ship
I've been on here a number of times and it's always been 1st class
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #152 on: Apr 09, 2015, 11:35 AM »
She is a truely first class ship
I've been on here a number of times and it's always been 1st class
A ture scusseor to qe2


Thanks Keith for your comment about QM2.  You are right she is a nice ship and the service is always good. 
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Offline Graham Taylor

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #153 on: Apr 10, 2015, 08:40 AM »
The next refit is in Dec 2016 so hopefully her interiors will not get too tired until then as it will have been five years since the last refit.

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Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #154 on: Jun 07, 2015, 07:15 PM »
The next refit is in Dec 2016 so hopefully her interiors will not get too tired until then as it will have been five years since the last refit.

Hi Graham
It could be before December - we understood it was to be May, 2016 - Capt Wells!
Hoping all's ok with you - time for another trip on the water, methinks!
Lots of Good Wishes
Rosie


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« Last Edit: Jun 07, 2015, 07:23 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Graham Taylor

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #155 on: Jun 11, 2015, 12:56 PM »
I'm well thanks Rosie, touring the Rhine Valley and now on to Bavaria. Looking forward to my two night stay on the SS Rotterdam in 6 days.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Whats she like?
« Reply #156 on: Aug 05, 2015, 09:07 AM »
A great image - 'Queen Mary 2 departs Brooklyn',
NYC 4.8.2015
https://flic.kr/p/wDjJ39

The Observation deck looks almost unpopulated, however it's possible to see very many crew on the Crew deck, and passengers on Deck 13 as well as her rather scruffy boot top!

« Last Edit: Aug 05, 2015, 09:12 AM by Twynkle »
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: What's she like?
« Reply #157 on: Aug 11, 2015, 08:40 PM »
To my mind, the best answer to the question in the subject line is to be found in Rob's review (July 2015) and the various responses to it :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6849.0.html

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« Reply #158 on: Jan 17, 2018, 08:40 PM »
I only watched to 24:41 of the documentary, "QM2: Birth of a Legend", and it is mostly about how she was built. But it is an incredible video regardless. I think one of my favorite parts (I skipped to some parts) was when I watched her final sea trials, when they pushed her all out to just above 30 knots, and I got to see how small the bow wave was, thanks to her bulb.

I may not have the patience to watch an hour and 30 minute documentary, lol,  ::) but it is good regardless.

Long live the Queen! :)

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QM2: Birth of a Legend
« Reply #159 on: Jan 17, 2018, 09:06 PM »
I only watched to 24:41 of the documentary, "QM2: Birth of a Legend"...

A book with that name is mentioned above, here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1357.msg62969.html#msg62969

Could you please also let us have the details of the documentary? Is it on YouTube?

 

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