Author Topic: Malcolm's diary of QE2's final world cruise.  (Read 74277 times)

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Printing Malcolm's Diary
« Reply #240 on: Oct 17, 2009, 12:23 PM »

Malcolm, your World Cruise diary has been fascinating reading! I printed it out a while back and am now reading it at my own pace, at leisure, much as I would a good book.


Just in case anyone else might like to print this diary and read it at leisure, this is what you can do :

  • open any page of the diary
  • click the blue button "print" at the tope of the page
  • this will give you the "print view" of the diary
  • ask the printer to print
  • make sure your printer has sufficient paper!

I have now printed 137 pages, which takes me as far as 18 March, so I shall need to print some more to reach the end.

Be aware of the fact that the photos included in the diary are not part of the print view and will not be printed -- so you would need to have a look at the online version as well if you want to see those.


Offline Chris Frame

Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #241 on: Oct 20, 2009, 02:27 AM »
Malcolm - it was great to follow QE2's World Cruise through your words and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Jakester

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Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #242 on: Sep 29, 2010, 10:54 PM »
Thank you very much for this blog Malcom. I truly enjoyed reading it end to end. You have a way of making it sound as if we were friends talking about your latest trip over dinner.

I started opening Google Earth to see the ports you were talking about...and when I got to Sydney, There She Was!! They have yet to change the sat pick. Damn if I can't post a shot of it.

Again, many many thanks!

Jake

Offline Twynkle

Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #243 on: Sep 29, 2010, 11:31 PM »
Hi Jake

You'll find QE2 here too!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,532.0.html
That is, unless google have renewed their images since the last time of looking!


Malcolm's Topic is a great record of QE2's last sailing around the world
Bet they still miss seeing her in all her many ports of call
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 highlander0108

Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #244 on: Sep 30, 2010, 01:58 AM »
Malcolm's Topic is a great record of QE2's last sailing around the world
Bet they still miss seeing her in all her many ports of call

To complement Malcolm's excellent diary of QE2's final World Cruise, check out this blog with accompanying excellent photography.
http://www.aroundtheworldin80dresses.co.uk/
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/

Jakester

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Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #245 on: Oct 05, 2010, 10:25 PM »
Thank you Ken and Rosie for those great links. What fun reading and looking (I heart maps ;))

Quick question, what cabin grade was the "dresses" lady in? Quite an interesting layout. Given the Broom Cupboard comments I've heard regarding some, I assume it to be an original First Class...

Jake

Offline Twynkle

Re: Malcolm's diary of the final world cruise.
« Reply #246 on: Oct 05, 2010, 10:30 PM »
Hey Jake

Right from the very top, to the very bottom (in terms of accommodation)
everyone made an enormous effort to look their very best!
That's what QE2 was really all about (amongst other things too!)

Can't say that the cabin / wardrobes (?closets?) we had in the bargain basement could have accommodated more than say 8 dresses, never mind 80...
We managed well enough with 4 sort of mix and match 'things', no matter how long our stay was on board!
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2010, 10:32 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.

Offline RobertQM2

Re: 15 March 2008
« Reply #247 on: Oct 26, 2010, 07:12 AM »
Malcolm, your World Cruise diary has been fascinating reading! ............is here taken at leisure by QE2 on 3 out of her 9 engines... ........when necessary......

I had the rare chance of being let down to the engine room while in motion on 7 engines. To stand on the "balcony" of a cylinder head covering, with 11 MW beneath my feet this was like being in engineers heaven to me. Thank you QE2 for serving us once, because it was a once in a lifetime experience to us. Thank you Malcom for the wonderful diary, we are so looking forward to our first WC Segment on QM2 in Feb.11
Robert from Austria, for whom it is just one "way to cross"