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Offline highlander0108

Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« on: Feb 21, 2010, 07:03 PM »
"There will never be another" as stated by Captain McNaught in his brief comments at the Captain's Cocktail Party while on the Farewell to the British Isles cruise.  His love for the ship is clearly obvious.
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
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Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2010, 07:32 PM »
Very true, and as per the other thread about his leaving - a real loss to Cunard and to their passengers

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Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2010, 12:40 AM »
Similar occasion -- just one cruise earlier. Such a good public speaker, Ian McNaught, and so good at knowing what his listeners were feeling...

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Offline bswan

Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2010, 11:03 AM »
I believe he he couldnt continue with cunard as his love for qe2 was shattered when she was retired. Nothing else could compare to what he loved.

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Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2010, 11:15 PM »
I always found Mcnaught to be a very friendly man who made time to talk to his passengers. I  had hoped he would have been made commodore and I think it was disgraceful of Cunard not to give him the new QE knowing what a popular capatain he was.

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Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2010, 11:58 PM »
I think it was disgraceful of Cunard not to give him the new QE knowing what a popular capatain he was.
Assuming he wanted it, that is...
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Offline Chris Frame

Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 2010, 08:09 AM »
Assuming he wanted it, that is...

Exactly!

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #7 on: Jan 08, 2012, 08:55 AM »
And another video from Highlander 0108 of Captain McNaught's cocktail party address, this time during the tandem crossing with Queen Victoria :


Thank you for this, Ken. I love his teasing comments about Queen Victoria!

Offline Andy F

Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2012, 01:27 PM »
...Such a good public speaker, Ian McNaught, and so good at knowing what his listeners were feeling...
That's because like us, he was feeling it too!  Ian's love of QE2 was well known and he, probably more than any other, felt the raw emotion at letting her go.  There are a number of parallels between QE2 and Ian McNaught, not least that both served the golden lion for many years with pride and distinction while sadly now we have neither, a sad loss indeed!
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Offline Steve & Mark

Re: Captain McNaught Cocktail Party Address
« Reply #9 on: Jan 09, 2012, 07:53 PM »
Here is another video from The Final Voyage and the Caronia Restaurant cocktail party.