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Offline Chris Frame

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #220 on: Mar 27, 2010, 09:43 AM »
As QM2 is "GBQM" and Queen Victoria is "GBQV" I assume Cunard will opt for "GBQE" for Elizabeth.

However, maybe for nostalgia they will make her "GBTT" or - perhaps "GBSS" (the first QE)...

Offline bswan

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #221 on: Mar 27, 2010, 11:15 AM »
A longer bow would look better

Offline highlander0108

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #222 on: Mar 27, 2010, 01:54 PM »
A longer bow would look better

I'm pretty sure Cunard will go for the easier route of the call sign if they can.  ::) 
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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #223 on: Mar 27, 2010, 04:38 PM »
When i first looked at the pics of her stern without my specs on I thought I was looking at a bulk carrier.So when I did put me specs on i decided bulk carriers are actually more attractive and with better sea keeping qualities than a vista class neap. Thanks but no thanks in a quaint northern expression  "she llooks a right minger "

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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #224 on: Mar 28, 2010, 10:11 PM »
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Thanks but no thanks in a quaint northern expression  "she llooks a right minger "
Well... thats one way of putting it....  ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #225 on: Apr 09, 2010, 10:00 PM »
qe3 - definitely NOT Queen Elizabeth 2 as in the link :'(
http://wearecunard.com/2010/04/breaking-news-–-the-latest-pictures-of-queen-elizabeth-2/

Surely, there can't EVER be another Yacht Club - there's something about an 'impostor' here!
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 (2010)
« Reply #226 on: Apr 09, 2010, 10:49 PM »
There is only one Yacht Club...  ;)

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline highlander0108

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #227 on: Apr 09, 2010, 11:29 PM »
"There can be only one"  a little Highlander movie humor.  ;)

I just can't get excited about this cruise ship.  Where is the excitement that was building towards the launch of QM2 at the same time?  I'm definitely not scouring the internet looking for the latest construction pics of QE.
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Offline Matt

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #228 on: Apr 12, 2010, 06:31 PM »
Six months from today, Queen Elizabeth will set sail on her maiden voyage.

Matt
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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #229 on: Apr 12, 2010, 06:33 PM »
I'm counting the days  ;D
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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #230 on: Apr 12, 2010, 07:12 PM »
Hmm...just noted that Captain Wells will be Master on qV from the end of April.
Hopefully he'll take some of the qV's good spirit with him to qE3 for her Maiden voyage...
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Offline andyh

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #231 on: Apr 30, 2010, 05:39 PM »
Six months from today, Queen Elizabeth will set sail on her maiden voyage.

Matt

And we will be on her  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #232 on: Apr 30, 2010, 11:39 PM »
^^^^^

At least if you're on board her you can't see her...
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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #233 on: May 05, 2010, 10:04 PM »
I still dont think she deserves or should be called a queen, after all all the cunard queens up to, and including qm2, were built for speed and each looked different not part of a mass produced model like the lada !

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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #234 on: May 08, 2010, 10:42 AM »
Made by vessel87
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« Last Edit: May 08, 2010, 11:28 AM by Twynkle »
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I've been wondering whether she will in fact end up with the "3" suffix by default given the name of one of the two new aircraft carriers being built...
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Offline highlander0108

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2010, 02:28 AM »
The new cruise ship is called QE3 in our household to avoid any confusion with the real Queen Elizabeth.  >:(
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Offline Chris Frame

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #237 on: May 20, 2010, 10:11 AM »
New microsite for QE3:   http://queenelizabeth.cunard.com/latest-news/     

Offline Matt

Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #238 on: May 20, 2010, 07:02 PM »
They need a huge shrine to QE2 on this ship! Aswell as the original QE!
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Re: Queen Elizabeth (2010)
« Reply #239 on: May 20, 2010, 07:47 PM »
'The World Awaits'
Cunard have issued a Press Release, giving information regarding a panel designed by David Linley in the 'Grand Lobby'

Cunard's Press Release includes:
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Queen Elizabeth joins the Cunard fleet in October 2010 as the sixth Cunard Queen in Cunard’s illustrious 170 years history and the second largest Cunarder ever built. She will be the third Cunard Queen to bear the name Elizabeth and will join her sisters Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria as part of the youngest fleet in the world. Her unique style and personality will bear tribute to her forebears Queen Elizabeth and QE2....
...One challenge for Queen Elizabeth’s designers was how to treat the significant central space on the sweeping staircase in the ship’s soaring Grand Lobby.
Cunard’s President and Managing Director, Peter Shanks, says:
“We needed to fill that space with something which would not just be dramatic but which would also reflect our emphasis on traditional and sumptuous materials. After much thought and exploratory work, it was decided to commission a 5.6-metre (18 ft 6 in) high marquetry panel depicting the original Queen Elizabeth, an Art Deco icon, using a variety of natural woods from around the world.
“Once we had decided on the theme and the medium, it didn’t take us long to conclude that no-one was better qualified for this work than the company of the exceptional craftsman David Linley, whose creative ability and mastery of wood is renowned”. 
http://www.cunard.co.uk/news/default.asp?Cat=&View=ViewArticle&Mode=News&ContentID=7683&Active=News

And from Liners List, Ray Goldenberg writes:
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....Commenting on the challenges faced by the bespoke commission, Linley's
Chairman, David Linley, who founded the company in 1985, says:
"Though we have made fittings for luxury yachts in the past, this is the
first sea-going work we have done on this scale - it is certainly the
largest screen we have ever made - but it was a commission I was
delighted to accept. I recall my father saying the interior design on
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2 made one proud to be British, so I am hoping
our achievement on the new Queen Elizabeth will make him - and others -
equally proud".....

David Linley is the son the late Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden.
They were particularly interested in QE2 and Patrons in the British art world of the 1960's and beyond
There's a fine shop owned by David Linley in London - he and colleagues make good things!
« Last Edit: May 20, 2010, 07:49 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.