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Author Topic: QE2's two maiden voyages - 42 Years to the Day and 24 years to the day!  (Read 2197 times)

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Youngesteverpassenger

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So who was there!
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« Last Edit: May 07, 2011, 01:09 PM by Rob Lightbody »

Offline Bob C.

Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011, 12:42 PM »
Not there that day but I was 3 months and 12 days later.

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 12:52 PM »
Not quite her Maiden Voyage in 69.. but the Maiden Voyage of the NEW QE2 in 1987 24 years today enroute to NY.
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Youngesteverpassenger

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Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:45 AM »
Not quite her Maiden Voyage in 69.. but the Maiden Voyage of the NEW QE2 in 1987 24 years today enroute to NY.

I am not too sure what you mean? The passenger list says its the Maiden Voyage and in 1969! My father was on board following acceptance trials earlier that year.

Offline Peter Mugridge

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Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 12:33 PM »
He's saying he wasn't on the 1969 maiden voyage but that he was on the post re-engining maiden voyage.
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Offline cunardqueen

Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 12:37 PM »
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I am not too sure what you mean?   
After the 1986/87 refit. Her first round trip sailing to New York was billed as the Maiden Voyage of the NEW  QE2.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 12:42 PM »
The Daily Express newspaper ran a feature last year about several people who were on her Maiden Voyage in 69
A friend from Caithness was interviewed.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Youngesteverpassenger

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Re: 42 Years to the Day!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 05:59 PM »
After the 1986/87 refit. Her first round trip sailing to New York was billed as the Maiden Voyage of the NEW  QE2.


Oh, now i understand what you were saying!
« Last Edit: May 04, 2011, 11:37 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

So who was there!
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Please tell! I wonder do we recognise any of the names...

Youngesteverpassenger

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Not quite her Maiden Voyage in 69.. but the Maiden Voyage of the NEW QE2 in 1987 24 years today enroute to NY.

All very confusing - 'not quite her Maiden Voyage'? Maiden Voyage was may 2 1969. I wonder if there is some confusion with the Preview Cruise on 22 April 1969.

I am excluding Sea Trials December 1968 and the earlier round of 'Acceptance Trials' and 'Technical Trials'.

I'll post the Passenger List for the Preview Cruise and if anyone would like the inside pages of either list, do let me know, or these may of course already be out there.

Lisa