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Offline QE2 whistle

Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #160 on: Aug 02, 2010, 05:24 PM »
Lynda, you looked swell heading down the Clyde.  We were on Waverley alongside you.  We got a few good whistles from you and returned them too!  Here's a picture of how you looked from Waverley (and the QE2 came along too).  Glad you enjoyed your cruise.  Regards from Shona & Alan.

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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #161 on: Aug 02, 2010, 05:45 PM »
Hi Shona and Alan

Thanks for posting the photos of the QV from the Waverley.  Seemed like you had a good day on the Waverley.  I wish I could have been in two places at the same time - on the QV then on the Waverley. 
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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #162 on: Aug 02, 2010, 11:11 PM »
I have mixed feelings about the use of teak for the decks.  I love teak wood but the question of deforestation comes to mind and in this respect I wonder if it is right to use teak wood for cruise ship decks when a more modern material is fit for purpose.  However, I need to read more about deforestation of teak wood and the use of the material in boat building before making a finale judgement.

I understand that there are now good sources of sustainable plantation teak, which is eminently suited to replacing the previously used teak from virgin forests. It makes sense to encourage such ecological ventures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teak

This article also leads to "plantation teak" and to the Forest Stewardship Council.

I also understand that bamboo wood can make very pleasant and durable deck planks.

All of which (including blue paint or astroturf) I would prefer to plastic pretend-teak -- particularly if this was slippy in wet conditions, i.e. those conditions when I most love to be out on deck...

Magic Pipe

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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #163 on: Aug 02, 2010, 11:54 PM »
For what its worth, the decking on the Queen Victoria is not plastic.  Its actually a poured epoxy, where the resin, hardener and small sand-like aggregate are mixed into a slurry and spread over the deck like concrete.  I actually have a sample of the stuff on my desk at work, and if applied correctly it is very durable, hence its appeal.  Once applied, it requires little to no maintenance, unlike teak which needs to be refinished regularly.  Poured epoxy is also not cheap - the price is comparable to that of teak.  It just requires less maintenance.

Offline Chris Frame

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #164 on: Aug 03, 2010, 04:41 AM »
Added some more photos of QV from our March voyage:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chriscunard/sets/72157624423306691/

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Re: Queen Victoria
« Reply #165 on: Aug 03, 2010, 10:12 AM »
   I think the metal/plastic chairs/tables in particular are odd - why have these been used?

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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #166 on: Aug 03, 2010, 11:26 AM »
Magic Pipe - thanks for the fascinating information.  It felt to me that with more sand mixed in, it might be OK.  It needs to be less smooth and shiny.  The surface on the lido deck is better - possibly because it isn't pretending to be wood - but it also feels grippier under foot.
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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #167 on: Aug 03, 2010, 12:50 PM »
Just had a funny thought Rob....you said you can easily see why QV is called Mrs Brown....cause shes so BROWN inside...well....when Lizzie comes along...no doubt pretty brown as well....we can call them THE BROONS!!!! hee hee....( Well i thought it was funny anyway)  for those non scottish members..the Broons is a comic strip in the Scottish Sunday post....been going for about 87 years or more!! ( Which one is Daphne? LOL)

Online Twynkle

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #168 on: Aug 03, 2010, 10:01 PM »
Ahoy there!
from Queen Victoria

In the cabin, there are 2 very significant TV Channels
One is round the clock QE2 documentaries,
with other old Cunarders 'thrown in' (!) for good measure

And...another Channel dedicated to round the clock lectures complete with photos given by Chris Frame

Queen Victoria saluted the departing Arcadia in Copenhagen today -
Her Whistle is now much deeper,
there was much merriment as she responded well to Arcadia's high-pitched little number!
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 highlander0108

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #169 on: Aug 03, 2010, 11:22 PM »
Rosie, you just can't get away from this forum can you.   ;)  Glad to hear that Cunard is NOT neglecting QE2, at least onboard.  Now go have a great time and stay out of the Computer Center or whatever they call it onboard QV.
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Offline maggie maggot

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #170 on: Aug 03, 2010, 11:23 PM »
Hi Lynda
I am glad you enjoyed the fireworks I now think I could do a dvd with about 3 hours of Cunard firworks, but that would cure anyone.
The footage of Queen Vicky is a bit shorter than that of QE2 & QM2 but at least I got  a record of her first vist to the pool.
With a bit of luck, and fair weather we should be on Waverley on Thursday but unfortunatly no ship to escort.
Glad you have enjoyed the Waverley its just a shame that so many people havn't been on board or know her story. Some of us have been involved with the ship for years so maybe we must keep on promoting her as there are so few real ship left sailing.
Maggot

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #171 on: Aug 04, 2010, 11:14 AM »
With a bit of luck, and fair weather we should be on Waverley on Thursday but unfortunatly no ship to escort.
Glad you have enjoyed the Waverley its just a shame that so many people havn't been on board or know her story. Some of us have been involved with the ship for years so maybe we must keep on promoting her as there are so few real ship left sailing.
Maggot

 Hi Maggie, I so hope you get good weather for your trip on the Waverley on Thursday.  It is impossible to convey just how much in awe that people on the Victoria were of the Waverley. After the sail away we went to the Commodore Club which is at the front of the ship, to enjoy watching the scenery and the Waverley escort.  We were speaking to staff about the Waverley and other people sitting near us were also interested and were asking questions. From the ship you could see the Waverley's  paddles turning and I was able to tell them how magnificent it was to see the engines working when sailing on the Waverley.
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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #172 on: Aug 04, 2010, 12:12 PM »
Yes ....she's a wee smasher!!  I luv that noise of the paddles..

.Folks tell me when I'm swimming in the local pool I make a noise like her  paddles everytime I kick and take a stroke...... as it's so continuous and timed......still trying to work out if that's a compliment or not...LOL!  Wish I could go THAT fast!!

Offline Chris Frame

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #173 on: Aug 04, 2010, 03:01 PM »

And...another Channel dedicated to round the clock lectures complete with photos given by Chris Frame


what did you think? :)

and yes, her whistle has changed hasn't it!!

Cruise_Princess

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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #174 on: Aug 04, 2010, 04:38 PM »
not quite as much like a tin whistle as it was previously.

Offline highlander0108

Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #175 on: Aug 05, 2010, 01:36 AM »
I don't think many of you follow this guys blog since he works for Carnival  :o, but he is quite entertaining.  I've been following since his blog inception and like his style.  He had some very glowing praise for the ship during a visit to the yard during construction.  With this post, I think he really captured the spirit of Cunard in his recent blog post on Queen Victoria's visit to Liverpool.

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/07/27/by-royal-appointment/
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Re: QV Topic 1 of 2 - General Discussion
« Reply #176 on: Aug 05, 2010, 12:21 PM »
Quote
don't think many of you follow this guys blog since he works for Carnival  , but he is quite entertaining.  I've been following since his blog inception and like his style.  He had some very glowing praise for the ship during a visit to the yard during construction.  With this post, I think he really captured the spirit of Cunard in his recent blog post on Queen Victoria's visit to Liverpool.

http://johnhealdsblog.com/2010/07/27/by-royal-appointment/

He works for Carnival? Well l would never have guessed it ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Twynkle

Re: Victoria - General Discussion
« Reply #177 on: Nov 09, 2010, 07:52 AM »
Queen Victoria from QE2 (2008)
That crossing...again!
Thanks to arizonagcs
« Last Edit: Nov 09, 2010, 08:06 AM 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.

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Re: Victoria - General Discussion
« Reply #178 on: Nov 09, 2010, 10:11 AM »
It would be good to see video footage of the QE2 from the QV to compare how well she coped with what was quite choppy conditions.  I love sailing on the QV but did not like how her bow was pitching (for want of a better word) so much in these conditions. 
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Online Twynkle

Re: Victoria - General Discussion
« Reply #179 on: Nov 09, 2010, 12:18 PM »
Here you are Lynda!
Specially for you!
(Hoping that Queen Victoria won't mind this superb video on her topic
and it is already elsewhere on the Forum!)
Thanks to QE220091967
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.