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Offline Andy F

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #320 on: Oct 14, 2011, 10:59 PM »
and a few more from the maiden round Britain...

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Offline Rod

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #321 on: Oct 15, 2011, 12:24 AM »
If thos pics/simulations are the way it going......I need to restructure my pension plan! When will the people that run Cunard realize that there is a market, granted a niche market, for people that want the finest service, the finest staff, the finest liner. Not some damn copycat clone of what everybody else has. If they looked into what QE2 had...and delivered...they might realize.

Online Twynkle

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #322 on: Jan 17, 2012, 04:13 PM »
queen Elizabeth is due to sail through the Verazzano Narrows soon
on her way to Manhattan on the first segment of her World Criuise 2012
You'll find this Live webcam view is exceptionally good,
it's also possible to watch cars passing over the bridge!:
http://NYHarborWebcam.com/
« Last Edit: Jan 17, 2012, 04:28 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.

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Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #323 on: Jan 17, 2012, 05:04 PM »
Hi there.... just watched Queen Elizabeth enter the New York Harbour..... I'm afraid she had a rainy, misty, foggy entrance... the camera caught her as she came under the bridge but soon lost her in the upper bay.  She will be leaving New York tomorrow evening and heading to Fort Lauderdale where she will be on the port fever camera in Port Everglades on Friday/saturday...If anybody is interested...... the Port Fever camera links up with the Port canaveral harbour cam and the New York harbour cam so you access them all from this one site.    www.portfever.com     keeps me busy switching about to catch them all departing in the afternoon..... it's fun ship watching!!!   You can tell, I'm retired!!

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Online Twynkle

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #324 on: Jan 17, 2012, 05:14 PM »
Hi there.... just watched Queen Elizabeth enter the New York Harbour..... I'm afraid she had a rainy, misty, foggy entrance... the camera caught her as she came under the bridge but soon lost her in the upper bay.  She will be leaving New York tomorrow evening and heading to Fort Lauderdale where she will be on the port fever camera in Port Everglades on Friday/saturday...If anybody is interested...... the Port Fever camera links up with the Port canaveral harbour cam and the New York harbour cam so you access them all from this one site.    www.portfever.com     keeps me busy switching about to catch them all departing in the afternoon..... it's fun ship watching!!!   You can tell, I'm retired!!

QE2 Canuck    Linda C

Thank you for this - It's a much better cam!
 - it's not difficult to imagine what those early passengers on ships from the uk must have thought and experienced as they arrived in the same sort of misty wet and cold conditions on their way to Ellis Island...
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.

Offline Andy F

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #325 on: Jan 17, 2012, 11:42 PM »
- it's not difficult to imagine what those early passengers on ships from the uk must have thought and experienced as they arrived in the same sort of misty wet and cold conditions on their way to Ellis Island...
They didn't arrive in quite as much style though...
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« Reply #326 on: Mar 05, 2012, 06:56 PM »

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Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #327 on: May 11, 2012, 03:45 PM »

New video here of the Queen Elizabeth---


Offline junglejames

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #328 on: Jul 06, 2012, 02:58 AM »
Quick question, which i havent found the answer to. The QE(3) has the QE2s bell up on deck 10. Does she also have the original QEs bell nearby, or anywhere else onboard?

Offline Andy F

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #329 on: Jul 08, 2012, 03:45 PM »
That's one for Flagship to answer, though I would have thought the original bell remained with the ship but I may be wrong
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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #330 on: Jul 08, 2012, 08:14 PM »
The two bells: QE2's main bell while the smaller one is the Engine Room bell from the Queen Elizabeth not her main bell.

Offline junglejames

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #331 on: Jul 08, 2012, 10:23 PM »
Cheers flagship

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #332 on: Aug 03, 2012, 08:11 PM »
I thought you would like to see some photos of the Queen Elizabeth, when she visited Greenock on her around Britain cruise - August 2012.

The photos were taken from PS Waverley when she escorted QE down the River Clyde. 











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Offline Rod

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #333 on: Aug 04, 2012, 03:59 PM »
UGLY!!!

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #334 on: Aug 04, 2012, 04:16 PM »
She does not have the beautiful lines of QE2 but the QE is built to accommodate the current cruise market, which places more importance on having balconies and the extended deck space at the back of the ship for sun beds.

We were fortunate to see around QE last year, we liked the interior and she is a ship we would cruise onboard. 

When the Waverley was escorting the QE down the Clyde on Thursday we noticed that there did not appear to be many passengers on upper deck on the QE.  This was so different to QE2 for sail aways when the decks would have been full of passengers.  We have had this discussion before as to passengers staying in their cabin or on balconies rather than being part of the event on deck. 
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Offline Rod

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #335 on: Aug 04, 2012, 04:23 PM »
Lynda, I think a lot of that is due to the way the sailaway is marketed on board and also what sights can be seen. I have also heard from a friend that still sails as a member of Cruise Staff, not called that any more, that for some reason they try and discourage big get togethers on deck apart from major ports. She is trying to find out why!

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Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #336 on: Aug 04, 2012, 04:48 PM »
I don't like the ship, but I do like Lynda's fabulous photos of her, well done!

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Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #337 on: Aug 05, 2012, 08:00 PM »
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   I think a lot of that is due to the way the sailaway is marketed on board and also what sights can be seen. 

Heck are they even trying to mess about with the sail away parties.... who hasnt on QE2 been sucked into the atmosphere of it all and bought one of those glasses of bubbly to raise a glass with fellow travellers to a Bon Voyage..but then l do gather trying to get any sort of drinks service on the open decks is like finding hens teeth ....
It used to be so nice to assemble on the open decks, sailaway drink in hand and toast the departing port of call ( except SQ, l just quietly said good riddance  :-X)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline matdark

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #338 on: Aug 08, 2012, 05:34 PM »
Lynda, I think a lot of that is due to the way the sailaway is marketed on board and also what sights can be seen. I have also heard from a friend that still sails as a member of Cruise Staff, not called that any more, that for some reason they try and discourage big get togethers on deck apart from major ports. She is trying to find out why!
I was on board and I can tell you Commodore Rynd made several announcements about the Waverley being there, told a lot about her history and also said that a senior member of the staff (can't remember his name) was a volunteer on the Waverley during his leaves

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Elizabeth - General Discussion
« Reply #339 on: Aug 08, 2012, 06:20 PM »
I was on board and I can tell you Commodore Rynd made several announcements about the Waverley being there, told a lot about her history and also said that a senior member of the staff (can't remember his name) was a volunteer on the Waverley during his leaves

The Captain of the PS Waverley also gave a lot of information about the Cunard ships and Queen Elizabeth.  There was lots of cheering from Waverley passengers and we appreciated the horn blowing from the QE Captain. 

I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com