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Offline Manoel

Re: DO you think the new Queen puts QE2 further in the shade?
« Reply #20 on: Aug 11, 2012, 09:31 PM »
I don’t think that the new will put QE2 further in the shade :
QE2 is a liner; QE is not, just a cruise ship.
QE2 has a sleek and elegant shape, like a large yacht, QE is more a floating building.
QE2 design was an original one. QE is a serial built cruise ship.
QE2 is seaworthy, she can sail in a safe way at high speed in rough sea, QE cannot.
QE2 is still the fastest passenger ship in the world, QE is not.
QE2 was probably the last of a liner era that started in 1850. QM2 is still a liner, but her shape and her decoration are not exactly those of liners. QE is not the beginning neither nor the end of any era.
Most of QE2’s public rooms allow ocean view, and are in upper parts of the ship, QE2 was designed by and for sea lovers: on board QE2 you feel at sea, you are on a comfortable and seaworthy ship. QE was designed as a sailing hotel, even if a very comfortable hotel, in order to be profitable.
When designed QE2 was an innovative ship in many fields. Forty years after she sailed for the first time, thanks to her fine design and to a lot of refittings, she was still not an old fashioned ship. I guess than in thirty years QE will not be still sailing. Unfortunately some hazardous materials (abestos) were used during building of QE2 (like other ships of her time), and this point was probably decisive when Cunard/Carnival decided to withdrawn her. QE is not innovative as QE2, QM2 and some other liners were: Mauretania, Europa, Normandie, Andrea Doria, Rotterdam, France, Canberra.
QE2 has an intimate atmosphere, for a relaxed and cool trip at sea, even in rough sea, QE probably not, even if it’s a fine motel with better service than some other companies.
Best regards,
                               Manoel


Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: DO you think the new Queen puts QE2 further in the shade?
« Reply #21 on: Aug 11, 2012, 09:53 PM »
Well spoken, Manoel!

Offline Rod

Re: DO you think the new Queen puts QE2 further in the shade?
« Reply #22 on: Aug 12, 2012, 01:27 AM »
LIKE! Manoel!

Online cunardqueen

Re: DO you think the new Queen puts QE2 further in the shade?
« Reply #23 on: Aug 12, 2012, 06:52 PM »
When l was on the quayside in Invergordon when Queen Elizabeth was in, various folks within ear shot could be heard to say that this was the new QE2..... :o
And that QE2 was now a floating hotel in Dubai.. theres still a lot of misconception out there...
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!