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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #20 on: Sep 30, 2010, 07:28 PM »
Would that it had been QE2 there to greet her. :(
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: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #21 on: Oct 04, 2010, 10:25 PM »
I see Southampton City Council are doing a few celebratory things for the new ships arrival.....All very ELIZABETHAN...dressed in period costume with little theatres etc,....they ALWAYS put in a lot of effort for a new Queens arrival....sounds like fun,.....

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/news-events/events/allevents/queen-elizabeth-naming-celebrations.asp

Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #22 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:21 AM »
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 Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #23 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:30 AM »
A bit later...
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #24 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:32 AM »
That bbc piece is far more accurate than anything they've printed previously. properly researched journalism rather than regurgitated cunardpress releases.

Well done bbc, eventually.

Well, except for the bit about qe2 being in dry dock that is!
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #25 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:34 AM »
Is she swinging to go in stern first...?
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 Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #26 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:38 AM »
Rob -
Looks as if the Mail needs your thoughts!



Welcome to Southampton 
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #27 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:41 AM »
The daily mail piece dismisses qm2 as just an earlier replacement for qe2, and makes out that this is the real replacement for her. Annoying.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #28 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:54 AM »
Yes, Rob!
Have posted comment
whether they'll publish it is another matter!
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Looking fine with the sun coming out in Southampton
To Forum members who are there, hope that you'll have an enjoyable time!
Michael - thank you for news of the Cunard webcam.
Good Luck!
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.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #29 on: Oct 08, 2010, 11:27 AM »
At least the Mail Online press report mentioned the QE2 and the tens of thousands avid fans. Pity they had not left it at that and not linked into them not being satisfied with the QM2 which is not entirely true as some do like the ship and some do not like the ship..

The photos of the QE  in the article show that the design is exactly the same as the QV but with a different colour scheme.  This is a bit disappointing. I had hoped that at least the grand lobby would have been completely different.   
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #30 on: Oct 08, 2010, 11:55 AM »
Looks sooo like Vicky.....even the restaurant which was supposed to be better but to me still looks a bit  dark and poky....but it prob isnt....Again we are just used to the lovely open spaces in the QE2 Caronia and Mauretania restaurants....

How I wish we were leaving to sail on Qe2...it FEEELS like it right now ....but once In Southampton and see the new ship...I know the excitment won;t be the same....

Offline Jem

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #31 on: Oct 08, 2010, 12:18 PM »
QE appeared to slow to a crawl as she passed Ryde this morning, it was very foggy though. Here is a webcam of her berthed at 46 Ocean Terminal.


Offline Twynkle

« Last Edit: Oct 08, 2010, 04:14 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 andyh

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #33 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:10 PM »
Great pictures and news coverage, looking forward to Tuesday when we board her for the Maiden Voyage  ;D

Offline Jem

Re: Position of Queen Elizabeth (the new one)
« Reply #34 on: Oct 09, 2010, 04:17 AM »
Here are some webcam images of her arriving at Southampton I've put together.


Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #35 on: Oct 09, 2010, 09:00 AM »
From the Daily Echo

Report
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8441321.Queen_Elizabeth_arrival_watched_by_thousands/
and video
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/video/video/105169/

In the first video clip, do you think the second whistle at about 1minute is that of Queen Elizabeth?
(The report says that the loudest blast was from Ventura!!)



From USA Today
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/10/cunard-line-queen-elizabeth-southampton-cruise-ship/126780/1

Includes video and Gallery
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/10/cunard-line-queen-elizabeth-southampton-cruise-ship/126780/1
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2010, 11:56 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.

Offline Jem

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #36 on: Oct 09, 2010, 02:17 PM »
Thanks Rosie. I think QE would have looked much better had they stopped her decks a bridge level, she looks top heavy and her stern, the less said the better. What do you think?


Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #37 on: Oct 09, 2010, 02:40 PM »
Jem - Cunard have released an aerial shot
It shows that the forward end of the ship is definitely and completely enclosed under the ?plastic? 'roofing' - It'll get a bit hot for the bowling green and croquet!

This design on QE seems to defeat any thoughts of passengers 'looking where we are going'
(Yes, there's the Commodore club - but that's inside, hermetically sealed and no possibility of hearing the crew tying /untying the lines - and seagulls!
At least you can see out forward on QV -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/watch_keeper/5045060848/in/set-72157625080223168/
this image was taken from above her bow!)

So - First the joy of having an observation deck went west
Then the promenade deck was blocked half way round
And now - you can't see out, forward.
'How Very Could They?!!' :( and  >:(
« Last Edit: Oct 10, 2010, 04:58 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 Jem

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #38 on: Oct 10, 2010, 03:21 AM »

So - First the joy of having an observation deck went west
Then the promenade deck was blocked half way round
And now - you can't see out, forward.
'How Very Could They?!!' :( and  >:(
What on earth were they thinking! One of the joys of being a sea is 'strolling around the promenade' and at sea I like to see where were going! I do not want to watch it on a TV! Why do these people who go on a cruise now days go if you cannot do the above?

Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Elizabeth Arrival 8 October 2010
« Reply #39 on: Oct 10, 2010, 05:01 PM »
Although Jem, it's probably a bit rash and inappropriate of me to judge at this point
Better to wait and see!
It was the thought of sailing towards Manhattan and other exciting destinations -
Sydney Heads, the fjords, and the Panama Canal etc -
apart from the area reserved for Guests staying in the Suites etc - where else could they see out, forward?
Please - if anyone else who has been on board can tell us more, it would be very good!
« Last Edit: Oct 10, 2010, 05:08 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.