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Queen Victoria - General Discussion
« on: Jan 04, 2010, 10:17 AM »
I've just checked QV's bridgecam and she appears not to be in any of the normal berths at Southampton today; she's apparently tied up by the starboard side facing south west.  Unusual?
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2010, 11:12 AM »
You can see her exact position here :

http://www.ais-live.co.uk/aismap/AIS%20Maps/solent.html

Not a position I ever saw QE2 in, in all the months when I used to watch her on this site, in and out of Southampton...

Ali will be able to tell us where and why this was  ;D  !

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2010, 11:21 AM »
That's interesting - she's right opposite Titanic's berth; I've never seen any passenger vessel tie up there, only auto liners.

I wonder if it's because the boat train is at Eastern Docks?  QV was supposed to use berth 106 in Western Docks, even so I'd have thought they'd berth her at the Queen Elizabeth II terminal as that'll be where the boat train is.
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2010, 11:35 AM »
Queen Victoria is moored in Berth 106 - Departing for New York 18.00hrs !
http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/cruise_ship.asp
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2010, 11:56 AM »
She's in berth 46 actually, according to the AIS from Isabelle's post, which matches the webcam image.

The list does show her as berth 106, but checking the "ships alongside" it gives a different story.

http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/live/ship_alongside.asp


I think it's a last minute switch to get her nearer the boat train?
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2010, 02:01 PM »
Today - qV and QM2 both start their WCs 2010 and
About another QE being floated out
http://wearecunard.com/
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2010, 02:06 PM »
There's a lovely typo in that article! ;D

"The final touches are also being added to the bow as the familiar livery of the white and federal great paint are added."


I notice also from the pictures that the mast design seems very familiar indeed... :)
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2010, 02:50 PM »

Here is what waits for the Queen Victoria-The North Atlantic wave heights for the next few days.

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height

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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2010, 03:48 PM »
I've just checked QV's bridgecam and she appears not to be in any of the normal berths at Southampton today; she's apparently tied up by the starboard side facing south west.  Unusual?
It's not that unusual for her to be berther here, as you can see she was there on the 5th December.

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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2010, 04:26 PM »
Hey Louis
Interesting website!
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http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height
Thank you!


 

« Last Edit: Jan 04, 2010, 05:11 PM by Twynkle »
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2010, 05:20 PM »
Here is what waits for the Queen Victoria-The North Atlantic wave heights for the next few days.

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height

Louis

We have a friend(whom I'm jealous of) who will be on QM2 sailing eastbound right into that predicted mess, or at least on the edges of it I suppose, who hopefully will get some great pics of the seas and maybe even QV if they cross paths.  I suspect Cunard would like to take advantage of this event if they can.

One thing that sticks in my mind from Commodore Warwick's lexture I attended on QE2 is that he worried that when the Atlantic starts to kick up again, there will be alot of officers and crew who have never experienced rough weather like there used to be on the Atlantic.  Perhaps the period of relatively smooth sailing is over?  It does seem like QM2 has been sailing into stronger storms as of late.
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #11 on: Jan 04, 2010, 05:38 PM »
This may be of interest:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/MSG/IMAGERY/IR039/BW/WESTERNEUROPE/index.htm

It's live ( updated every hour ) and there's links to other areas, including the rest of the Atlantic, on the left.
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #12 on: Jan 05, 2010, 12:01 AM »
You can see her exact position here :

http://www.ais-live.co.uk/aismap/AIS%20Maps/solent.html

Not a position I ever saw QE2 in, in all the months when I used to watch her on this site, in and out of Southampton...

Ali will be able to tell us where and why this was  ;D  !

I'm not exactly sure of the details - sorry!
Yes - they were disembarking people for the Orient Express.

We were late getting into the berth even though we seemed to be making good time throughout the night.

I was up on deck from around 6 (Captain has said due in at 6.30) but there seemed to be lots of dawdling and hanging around.

I stayed out until about 7.15 when I eventually had to give up - was fffffrrrrreeeezing and sick of losing my footing on icy decks.... there was an accident waiting to happen I'm sure judging my my usual level of clumsiness!  :-[

It was around 7.30 when we eventually docked I think and there were delays waiting for people doing the self -disembarcation (not sure if that's a real word or not?!) and waiting for baggage to be unloaded.
Ultimately we were over an hour late getting off than had been originally detailed.

There was some mentions from other passengers that there had been an earlier 'bump' involving some other vessels and they were having difficulties moving one of them.
(But this was all from other passengers - no official announcement was given to explain the reasons for the delay - so cannot vouch for it's accuracy I'm afraid.)

Regarding earlier discussions about QV in bad weather conditions - I hav some stuff to add regarding wind speed, wave height and some of the bad weather on the Christmas trip that led to various itinerary changes - will try and post in next few days (back to work tomorrow... Boo!) when I look over some of the notes I took.

It was certainly a bumpy ride!
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #13 on: Jan 05, 2010, 10:31 AM »
Images of queen Victoria in Funchal, Madeira on New Year's Eve 2009
http://lmcshipsandthesea.blogspot.com/
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #14 on: Jan 05, 2010, 12:13 PM »
Hi, Louis
Please - do you have the website address(es?) of your last post on this thread? The latest looks a good one too!
Then we could follow the Mary coming in the opposite direction
Hopefully their paths will cross in daylight hours!
Many thanks,

Rosie
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2010, 12:25 PM »

Off topic here is the position of the QM2 on the first pic.On the second on you can where both ships are

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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2010, 01:09 PM »
Here's the saiwx link for all the geeky peeps amongst us!
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=GBQV
(and for QM2 - use call sign GBQM!)
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2010, 09:29 AM »

Heres the both positions of QM2 and QV


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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2010, 06:05 PM »
Re: Captain McNaught resigns and q Victoria

What am I going to do??, only just booked a voyage, sorry (cruise) on wet nose vikki,  I know what you're all thinking,     but really , I  needed a rail to lean on, & Twynkle says it's not that bad if you just look out to sea at all times, so went for it. However, was going to take me favourite QE2 book with me in the hope I could get him to sign it, in return I've bought a couple of I heart QE2 badges which I was going to quietly put in his pocket, Seabourne are well out of range , so guess I'll just have to wear them with pride one on each lapel, how about I heart Mc Naught badges, a true gent!! I wish him all the best, another link to dear old QE2 gone though.....

Oh dear - Pete
What a shame - Hope that you won't be suing me - I ain't got a bean! Unfortunately the last one was spent on qV...:(
However - I defy you not to enjoy good views of the sea - although there's No Bit Beneath the Bridge - but take a look astern - You might even see her wake when the engines being tested!
Good Luck - lol
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« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2010, 06:08 PM by Twynkle »
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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #19 on: Jan 06, 2010, 07:53 PM »
Thank's Rosie, couldn't afford to take the case to court (not that I would anyway), still feel I'm abandoning an old friend though,   & after I vowed never to sail carnivor again, after what they did ??? bit hard really, & after looking at Cruise Critic....  regarding vikki , well , who knows, I don't; sin in haste, repent at leisure :-\                                               
P S great shots Rosie, I'LL do my best to compare her with Sea Princess,that's my yardstick on this occasion, any other comparrison is just null & void....
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