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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....

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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.


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« Last Edit: Oct 08, 2010, 04:14 PM by Twynkle »

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.


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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 »

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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 »

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 »

 

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