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What if QE2 had had a sister ship ?
« on: Dec 21, 2010, 10:58 PM »
If a sister ship was built for QE2 would this have made QE2 more or less popular?

There is a saying Mauretania had it where the Lusitania didn't and the Olympic had but the Majestic didn't. Would this have been the same if QE2 had a sister? Would it have worked?
« Last Edit: Dec 25, 2010, 02:20 PM by Rob Lightbody »

Offline Twynkle

Re: A sister ship
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 2010, 10:18 PM »
Good question Shaun - it's much too difficult (for me) to answer!
It'll be interesting to see what others think.
« Last Edit: Dec 22, 2010, 10:20 PM by Twynkle »

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Re: A sister ship
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2010, 01:15 PM »
In my opinion a sister ship would have diluted QE2'S worldwide awareness, she had the stage to herself for 30 years.

Sister ships are not usually the same because of the atmosphere generated by the crew, you have happy ships and not so happy ships.
for example Sea Goddess 2 was better than Sea goddess 1, Sagafjord was better than Vistafjord, Cunard Princess was better that Cunard Countess. This is often a personal perspective and how good a time you had on an individual ship.

However in this day and age the ships have become more constant as management skills have been developed as a fleet standard, consequently the individuality of management style and character has mostly been standardised, in fact a lot of the management decisions onboard are now governed more from ashore, this in itself can effect moral within the ship and consequently the atmoshphere.