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Online Michael Gallagher

On 19 February 1966 Cunard's Naval Architects Department produced the following list of Main Items "added to the vessel as a North Atlantic ship for cruising":

  • A number of lifeboats adapted so that they may be used as cruise launches.
  • Certain cargo spaces insulated and refrigerated to provide additional storage space when cruising.
  • Increase in certain storerooms.
  • Passenger embarkation gangway facilities.
  • Outdoor pools.
  • Library covertible to Cruise Office.
  • Additional cruise entrances.
  • Additional morring equipment for Panama Canal.
  • Tendency for cabins to have larger wardrobes etc.
  • Deck buffet and pantries.
  • Larger laundry with consequent additional fresh water storage capacity.
  • Cruise Director's accommodation and office.
  • Increase in kitchen facilities and bedroom service pantried.

The list concluded "In addition to the above, there are many other items"
« Last Edit: Feb 15, 2011, 07:28 PM by Lynda »

Offline Twynkle

Re: Summary of Main Items to make QE2 suitable for cruising
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2011, 04:29 AM »
This is a treat to read - the very 'essence' of QE2
Thanks so much Flagship, for showing us the 'list'!
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: Summary of Main Items to make QE2 suitable for cruising
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2011, 09:26 AM »
This list brings into context the differences in a cruise ship such as lifeboats adapted to be used as cruise launches. Deck buffet and pantries for when visiting warmer climates. Something we took for granted when onboard QE2
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank


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