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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #100 on: Jan 08, 2014, 09:03 PM »
Hi Isabelle - Thank you for your post and kind words, and, yes to Pete, please tell us more.  June
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #101 on: Jan 09, 2014, 05:45 PM »
Hi Pete and Rosie - It appears from your pictures that Ruby was very well kept up inside and out.  The inside looks very shiny and new.  That is quite refreshing to see.  June
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #102 on: Jan 10, 2014, 06:32 PM »
The photos I uploaded most recently, are already in Pete's Flickr album. Gradually, I am now replacing the earlier ones too and providing the Flickr links.

An advantage of Flickr is that you can click the picture within the story and arrive directly on the Flickr web site, where you can choose to see the picture in a larger and even original size.

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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #103 on: Jan 10, 2014, 07:31 PM »
Thanks, Isabelle, for your information and for all the work you are doing.  It is truly great to have this documentation by Pete and yourself about Saga Ruby !  June
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #104 on: Jan 10, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Dear June,a bit sad at the moment watching Ruby sail away for the last time, albeit on the marine site as an arrow, (I watched QE2 leave on her webcam) the feeling is strangely , the same,witnessing something never to be repeated. Isabelle has done the forum & me proud, logging on my behalf, a bit of history passing, thankyou Isabelle I couldn't have done it on my own. The Flikr thing is beyond me, I'll rely totally on you, however the story behind it, with the photos,belong here on the forum. I hope Ruby has a future, she deserves it, however I think that if plans for her future don't go to plan,then she hasn't got the high profile that QE2  rightly deserves & might disappear off the screen. Saga really didn't get it, (sound familiar?)

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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #105 on: Jan 13, 2014, 05:09 PM »
Hi Pete - Thanks very much for your post and thanks again for your pictures and commentary and also to Isabelle for doing such a wonderful job in preserving Ruby's legacy as Ruby heads off to retirement.  It does all sound way too familiar in many ways.  Good luck to you, Ruby !
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #106 on: Apr 11, 2017, 03:30 PM »
Hi All -

I would like to bring forward Pete Cain's topic about his final cruise on Saga Ruby.  The commentary and the photos are wonderful.  In view of where Ruby is right now, it is fitting to review Pete's last cruise aboard this fabulous "little" ship, almost a mini QE2.

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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #107 on: Aug 09, 2017, 03:32 PM »
Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby topic has some wonderful photos of Ruby and great commentary.
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #108 on: Aug 09, 2017, 06:26 PM »
These photos bring back many, many happy memories of my 3 years on Vistafjord/Caronia and the many, many ports around the world that, had it not been for her, i would not have visited.

But although it's sad that she's gone, like a favourite pet, there comes a time when you have to say 'goodbye' and let them go. But the memories will live on forever.
It was during my time onboard her that i met some truly, wonderful people, from ALL nationalities.

I am truly proud to say that i served on-board Vistafjord/Caronia, when she was truly a CUNARD ship!

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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #109 on: Aug 09, 2017, 06:30 PM »
Thanks very much, Andy, for sharing your thoughts with us and for your wonderful tribute !   :)
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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #110 on: Aug 09, 2017, 09:24 PM »
Great to see this thread aired again.

That is an absolutely brilliant photographic record of a great ship.
You can tell she is from the same era as QE2 - real wood everywhere and nicely fitted out accommodation.

Thanks for bringing her back to life for a brief spell.

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Re: Pete Cain's final cruise on Saga Ruby (August / September 2013)
« Reply #111 on: Aug 09, 2017, 11:31 PM »
My three children were lucky enough to travel on Vistafjord twice.

On one occasion Cunard were operating a two for one offer and as such the single cabins on 'Main' Deck were virtually unsold and my children were each allocated their own cabin.  It was wonderful as there were no arguments about who was taking too long in the bathroom, who still had their bedside light on or who couldn't get to sleep! 

Later, when Vistafjord became Caronia, i was still onboard and managed to 'acquire' the glass room number plates from each of their cabins, when i went home on leave i screwed them the heir respective bedroom doors as a small reminder of their time onboard Vista. They still have them to this day, some 18/19 years later.

 

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