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The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« on: Apr 05, 2010, 02:15 PM »
I'm going to make this a separate topic as otherwise the more fascinating events in QE2's unique story will be 'drowned out' by them.

Please reply to this topic with any edits, which I will then incorporate before deleting your post.

Thank you to everybody who put so much effort into the original topic to bring out these dates.  Because the members of this forum worked out this information, it is not to be re-used without permission and a credit back to this topic.  I am also going to put a page for this information on the main site.

January
 
2 January 1969: Arrives in Southampton for the first time.
15 January 1972:  Maiden call at Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
19 January 2008: Final call at Barbados, West Indies
22 January 1993: Maiden call at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
24 January 2008: Final call at Salvador, Brazil
25 January 1986: Maiden call at Callao, Peru
26 January 2008: Final call at Rio de janeiro, Brazil
29-30 January 2008: Final call at Montevideo, Uruguay

February
 
1 February 1971: Maiden call at Freeport, Bahamas
1 February 2008: Final call at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
2 February 1998-Maiden call at Lautoka,Fiji.
3 February 2008: Final call at Punto Arenas, Chile
4 February 1979: Montevideo
5 February 1975: Maiden call at Mombasa, Kenya
6 February 2008: Final call at Valparaiso, Chile
9 February 1979: Tristan da Cunha
9 February 1983: Maiden call at Moorea, Tahiti
9 February 2002: Final call at Port Chalmers, New Zealand
11 February 1975: Maiden cal at Bombay, India
10 February 1996-Maiden call at Ambon,Indonesia.
14 February 1978: Maiden call to Auckland on St Valentine's Day!
14 February 2008: Final call at Papeete, Tahiti
18 February 1995: Maiden call at Guam
18 February 2008: Final call Nuku'lofa, Tonga
19 February 2005: Maiden and final call to Exmouth, Australia
20 February 1978: Maiden call at Hobart, Tasmania
21 February 2008: Final call at Auckland, New Zealand
24 February 1978: Maiden call at Sydney, Australia
24 February 2008: Final call at Sydney, Australia (exactly 30 years since 1st)

27 February 2004: Final call at Guam
27 February 2008: Final call at Hobart, Tasmania
29 February 2008: Final call Melbourne, Australia

March
 
2 March 2008: Final call Adelaide, Australia 
4 March 2008: Maiden and final call at Albany, Australia
5 March 1978: Maiden call at Kobe, Japan
5 March 2008: Final call Fremantle, Australia
6 March 2007: Final call to Yokohama, Japan*
10 March 2008: Final call at Singapore
12 March 2008: Final call at Vung Tau, Vietnam
14 March 2008: Final call at Hong Kong
19 March 1975: Maiden call at Los Angeles, USA
19 March 1977: Maiden call at Nagasaki, Japan
19 March 2008: Final call at Osaka, Japan
22 March 1997: Maiden call at Dubai
25 - 26 March 2008: Final call at Honolulu
30 March 2008:  Final call to Los Angeles, USA

April
2 April 2008: Final Call Acapulco
5 April 2008: Final Panama transit
6 April 2008: Final Call Cartagena, Colombia (Not Puerto Moin as Sam Warwick records)*
6 April 2008: Final call to Puerto Moin, Costa Rica
7 April 1976:  Maiden call at Alexandria in Egypt
8 April 2003: Final call at St Helena, Atlantic Ocean*
8 April 2007: Final call at Capetown, South Africa
8 April 2008: Final call at Montego Bay, Jamaica*
9 April 2006:  Final (and Maiden??) call at Safaga, Egypt*
10 April 2006: Final  call at Aqaba, Jordan*
10 April 2008: Final call at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA*
12 April 1976:  Maiden call at Odessa, Russia
12 April 2007: Final call at Walvis Bay, Namibia*
16 April 1982: Maiden call to Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands*
28 April 1969:  Maiden call at Lisbon, Portugal

May
1 May 2007: Final Call at St Thomas, Virgin Islands*
2 May 2007: Final call at St Kitts, West Indies*
3 May 1995: First call at Plymouth as part of VE Day anniversary
3 May 2007:  Final call at Grenada, Carribean Sea*
4 May 2007:  Final call at Barbados, West Indies*
5 May 2007:  Final call at St Lucia, Carribean Sea*
6 May 2007: Final call at Antigua, West Indies*
7 May 1969 - QE2's maiden Arrival in New York.
9 May 1975: Maiden call at Bremerhaven, Germany
10 May 2007: Final call at  Ponta Delgada, Azores*
11 May 2008: Maiden and Final call to Sami, Kefalonia*
14 May 2008: Maiden and Final call to Split, Croatia*
21 May 1983:  Maiden call at Genoa, Italy
24 May 1997:  Maiden call at Corfu, Greece

June

6 June 1973:  Maiden call at Messina, Scicily
13 June 1993: Maiden call to Edinburgh
6th June 2008. maiden call at Gravdal, Lofoten Islands (and possibly last call?)
8th June 2008, final call at Longyearbyen, Svalbard

July

 7 July 1981:  Maiden call at Tromsø, Norway
8/9 July 2005 : Final call to Hamburg, as the intended final call on 8 December 2007  did not happen due to inclement weather.
10 July 2005: Maiden call to Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden*
14 July 1997:  Maiden call at Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
18 July 2008: Finall call to Rotterdam
23 July 1981: Maiden call to Bar Harbor
23 July 1990: Maiden call to Cóbh - 60,000 people turn out
24 July 1990: Maiden call to Liverpool, Cunard's spiritual home - more than 1 million people turn out:
24 July 2008: Maiden call (and only call) to Propriano, Corsica*
25 July 1990: Maiden call to Greenock, 1st return to Clyde since 1968.
28 July 2008: Final call to Monte Carlo, Monaco
30 July 1996: Maiden call to Rostock, Germany

August

1 August 1996: Maiden call at Helsinki, Finland
1 August 1998: Maiden and final call at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
5 August 1992: Maiden call at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
7 August 2008: Final call to Hellesylt and Geiranger, Norway
10 August 2008: Final Call to Oslo, Norway*
28 August 1988: Maiden call at Torbay, Devon, England
31 August 1991: Maiden call at Monte Carlo, France

September
 
2 September 1994: Maiden call at Waterford, Ireland
3 September 2005 : Maiden call St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (anchored off Foxtrap in Conception Bay South). Planned final call on 26 September 2008 did not take place due to unfavourable weather conditions.
4 September 1995: Maiden call at Invergordon,Scotland.
5 September 1995: Maiden call at Newcastle,England.
7 September 2002: Maiden call at Civitaveccia, Italy
7 September 2008 : Final call to Valencia*
17 September 2008: Final Call Newport Rhode Island*
18 September 2008: Final Call Boston, USA*
19 September 2008: Final Call Bar Harbor, Maine, USA*
20 September 2008: Final Call Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada*
21 September 2008: Final Call Halifax, Canada*
23/24 September 2008: Final Call Quebec, Canada*
26 September 2008: Final Call (aborted) - St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada*

October
1 October 1971: Maiden call at Boston, USA
1/2 October 2008: Final call at Cóbh, Ireland
3 October 2008: Final call at Liverpool - Liverpool Cathedral Commemorative Service[/url]
4 October 2008: Final call at Belfast (Red Arrows Fly Over to salute the ship)*
5 October 2008: Final call to Greenock & the River Clyde which gave birth to her
7 October 2008: Final call to Queensferry, and to Scottish waters
11 October 1973: Maiden call to Halifax, Nova Scotia
16 October 2008: Final call to New York City
20 October 1989: Maiden Call at Cadiz, Spain
22 October 1997: Maiden call at Ponta Delgada, Azores
24 October 2008 Final call Bilbao, Spain
25 October 2008: Final call in France, Le Verdon Sur Mer*
26 October 2008: Final call to St. Peter Port, Guernsey cancelled because of bad weather*
29 October 1998: Maiden call to Valletta/Malta
31 October 2008: Final call to Cagliari
November
 
3 November 1970: Maiden call at Luanda, Angola
3 November 2008: The last tender port was Dubrovnik*
7 November 1970:  Maiden call at Durban South Africa
10 November 1970: Maiden call at Cape Town, South Africa
11 November 2008: Final departure from Southampton
13 November 2008; Final call at Lisbon, Portugal
14 November 2008: Final call at Gibralter
16 November 2008: Final call at Civitavecchia, Italy
17 November 2008: Final call at Naples, Italy
18 November 2008: Final call at Valletta, Malta
19 November 1968: Maiden call Greenock, Scotland (sort of!)
20 November 2008: Final call at Alexandria, Egypt.  Her last port of call.
22 November 1969: Maiden call at Bridgetown, Barbados
27 November 2006: Maiden call at New Orleans, USA

December

 8 December 2007: Final call to Hamburg cancelled due to inclement weather, making 8/9 July 2005 her actual final call
10 December 1991: Maiden call at Agadir, Morocco
13 December 1995: Maiden call at Amsterdam, Holland.
17 December 1970: Maiden call at Castries, St. Lucia.
21 December 1971: Maiden call at Port Everglades, USA.
25 December 1981: Maiden call at Kralendijk, Bonaire
28 December 1989: Maiden call at Tokyo, Japan - spends 6 months there as a charter
« Last Edit: May 05, 2024, 09:40 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline Stowaway2k

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #1 on: Apr 07, 2010, 06:26 AM »
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5 September 1995: Maiden call at Newcastle,England.

Wasn't her maiden Newcastle call 16 September 2007, on her 40th Anniversary Cruise?
All the buzz and press reports at that time was that it was indeed her maiden call...

The following have been updated on the timeline list

24 Oct. 2008, final call to Bilbao, Spain
25 Oct. 2008, final call in France, Le Verdon Sur Mer
26 Oct. 2008, final call to St. Peter Port, Guernsey, aborted
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2010, 07:39 PM by Lynda »

Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2010, 08:48 AM »
Hey Rob

This is fast becoming a Masterpiece!

What would be the most helpful, now -
a) adding any additions as they occur on the current calendar (as before - adds interest?? :) )
Or b) supplying them randomly as we find them?
c) either?

8th April 2008: Final call at Montego Bay, Jamaica.
« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2010, 06:27 PM by Twynkle »

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Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2010, 12:45 PM »
Hi Rosie,

For now, if you wish to add 'on this day' type postings like you were doing before, please do so in the 'QE2 anniversaries..' topic as before.  This is a nice thing, i agree, and pops up on peoples recent/new posts so they are highlighted.

However if you come across any that aren't already in our timelines here, please also post a reply to them so i know to add them.

Thanks for your continued enthusiasm.

- Rob.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2010, 01:22 PM »
Many thanks, Rob
That's very helpful!

It will be QE2's 500th Day in Dubai on Saturday - 15.4.2010
(This doesn't come under Service  - does it? )

Rosie
« Last Edit: Apr 07, 2010, 02:04 PM by Twynkle »

Offline highlander0108

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2010, 10:51 PM »

  10th April 2008: Final call Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA


Here's a blog that documents the last World Cruise, including this port, with fabulous pictures.  Scrolling through them, really gives you a sense on jsut how epic a voyage like this would be in any ship, let alone the greatest ship in the world.  ;D I cannot believe it has been two years.  Shortly after this sailaway, the ship lost all power, once again, for a considerable time and had to cruise at 30 knots to make up time to NYC, where I was waiting for the ship to come out of the fog two days later.  Refer to Malcolm's postings on the final World Cruise.

« Last Edit: Jan 27, 2013, 03:22 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #6 on: Apr 12, 2010, 03:44 PM »
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4 September 1995: Maiden call at Invergordon,Scotland.

Note: link not active
« Last Edit: Mar 18, 2022, 01:47 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #7 on: Apr 14, 2010, 08:21 AM »
   9th April 2006:  Final (and Maiden??) call at Safaga, Egypt

  10th April 2006: Final  call at Aqaba, Jordan


(Rob - if poss - please don't delete this post just yet! -
There could well be more to add to it when time allows!)
« Last Edit: Mar 18, 2022, 01:48 PM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 12:40 PM »
26th January 2008 (copied to timeline list)

Final Call to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Thanks to paulsclips
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2010, 02:18 PM by Lynda »

Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 08:21 AM »
25th and 26th March 2008:  Final call to Honolulu, Hawaii (copied to timeline list)
A look around QE2, Carol Marlow and Thomas Quinones
Thanks to sonecessarySB
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2010, 02:18 PM by Lynda »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2010, 01:50 PM »
7 September 2008 : Final call to Valencia (and final crew photo) - copied to timeline list

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1958.0.html
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2010, 07:40 PM by Lynda »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 11:40 AM »
Ronald Warwick's book has an appendix in which he lists all the maiden calls which had taken place by the time the book was published (not sure about whether the later editions included the later maiden calls -- am not within reach of the book at present).
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 11:42 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #12 on: Jun 11, 2010, 03:15 PM »
Hi Isabelle

That's great news regarding record of QE2's maiden calls.
The Itinerary page on Sam Warwick's site is useful for working out her Final calls.
Rosie

Offline Twynkle

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2010, 10:48 AM »
20th February 2008: Final call at Auckland New Zealand - on timeline list as 21 February 2008
Video includes launch.

Note: inactive link removed

Thanks to nzheraldtv
« Last Edit: Mar 18, 2022, 01:53 PM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The QE2 Timeline - maiden calls, final calls
« Reply #14 on: Jul 12, 2010, 01:33 PM »
QE2's final call to Yokohama on 6 March 2007 : copied to timeline list

http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/cruise/2007/0306/
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2010, 07:42 PM by Lynda »