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What are your top 3 favourite Liners or Ships?

Queen Mary
15 (17.9%)
Queen Elizabeth
11 (13.1%)
Queen Elizabeth 2
21 (25%)
Queen Mary 2
7 (8.3%)
SS Rotterdam
1 (1.2%)
SS United States
4 (4.8%)
Titanic
2 (2.4%)
Olympic
3 (3.6%)
SS France/Norway
5 (6%)
SS Normandie
5 (6%)
Lusitania
1 (1.2%)
Vistafjord/Saga Ruby/Caronia
2 (2.4%)
Sagafjord/Saga Rose
2 (2.4%)
Mauretania
2 (2.4%)
Other (please state)
3 (3.6%)

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Favourite Liners and Ships
« on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:48 PM »
Hello All

I was woundering which ships were people's favourites? I have listed quite a few ships above however if your favourite is none of those, please state which (I am also happy to add any suggestions to the poll). If you feel like it perhaps tell us your top 5 or 10 ships?
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #1 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:52 PM »
My top 10 favourites are:

  • TSMV (RMS) Queen Elizabeth 2
  • RMS Queen Elizabeth (Lizzie)
  • RMS Queen Mary
  • SS Rotterdam
  • SS United States
  • RMS Queen Mary 2
  • RMS Titanic
  • SS Eugenio C
  • Vistafjord/Saga Ruby
  • SS France/Norway
« Last Edit: Apr 18, 2014, 08:58 AM by Adam Hodson »
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:57 PM »
Hi All --  ;D

My top 5 favourites are --

1.  QE2
2.  QE2
3.  QE2
4.  QE2
5.  QE2

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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #3 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:04 PM »
Hi All --  ;D

My top 5 favourites are --

1.  QE2
2.  QE2
3.  QE2
4.  QE2
5.  QE2

June

Haha, good thinking!
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #4 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:26 PM »
Actually, if I were "forced" to name other ships than our beloved QE2, this is my list -

1.  QE2
2.  RMS Queen Mary
3.  RMS Queen Elizabeth (Lizzie)
4.  RMS Titanic
5.  RMS Mauretania
6.  RMS Aquitania
7.  QM2
8.  QV
9.  RMS Olympic
10. SS United States
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #5 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:31 PM »
It is quite difficult to make a list, or at least I found it difficult. It was a tough decision between Queen Elizabeth (lizzie) and the QE2 for first place. For me it may be easer for me to just list all of the ships I like (well most of them are transatlantic liners).
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #6 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:33 PM »
I have voted for my top three and if I had to give my top ten they would be: (in this order)

QE2
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mary
Sylvania
Kungsholm
Carinthia
Lucitania
Aquitania
Saxonia
Transaal Castle





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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #7 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:35 PM »
I have voted for my top three and if I had to give my top ten they would be: (in this order)

QE2
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mary
Sylvania
Kungsholm
Carinthia
Lucitania
Aquitania
Saxonia
Transaal Castle

A lot that I like. I obviously have too many favourites and I completely forgot about RMS Transvaal Castle. :)
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #8 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:39 PM »
I just voted too !  And it is difficult to even narrow it down to 10 ships.  But even though I do like a number of ships, not one is in the same league as QE2 for me.  June   :)
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #9 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:41 PM »
I just voted too !  And it is difficult to even narrow it down to 10 ships.  But even though I do like a number of ships, not one is in the same league as QE2 for me.  June   :)

Agreed. I had to change my list, I've swapped the QE2 and lizzie round now. The QE2 will always be on top!
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #10 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:42 PM »
Voted, and not in the slightest bit ashamed to say QE2,Queen Mary and SS France (though i never sailed on her) but what about the little old Stefan Batory, she also sailed the Atlantic, and was a serious contender for me to try as well..But my list would be
QE2
Queen Mary
Stefan Batory
SS France
Vistafjord (my first ship visit)
SS United States
Titanic
Sagafjord
the rest dont get a look in  ;)
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #11 on: Apr 17, 2014, 05:48 PM »
Hi Myles - I didn't really know much about Stefan Batory, and after having 'googled' her, she really is a pretty ship.
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #12 on: Apr 18, 2014, 11:52 AM »
1 SS/MV Queen Elizabeth 2
2 RMS Queen Mary
3 RMS Queen Elizabeth
4 SS Rotterdam
5 PS Waverley
6 MS Kungsholm (now Veronica)
7 SS United States
8 SS Normandie
9 RMS Queen Mary 2
10 HMY Britannia

SS Rotterdam taught me so much about how a ship hotel can work, and how you can fall in love with a ship that you never saw in service, if she's preserved correctly.  She's also really sleek and lovely looking, and the actual hotel is truly wonderful, and gave us a great deal!

Going aboard RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach was one of the most spine-tingling moments of my life.  I loved every minute.  She's a treasure.  If only they'd appreciate her a bit more...  imagine how she'd look all lit up in her old berth in New York...

PS Waverley is lovely, and its a wonder she still sails.  Use her or lose her, people.

SS United States - why can nobody save America's awesome flagship?  At least give her an exterior overhaul before its too late... a fascinating ship, answering a question (speed) that no longer needed an answer... so wrong, but so right.

RMS QM2 - I can only describe her as a disappointment, on board, after QE2, and simply too big, but she's awesome, attractive in places, and the only ship I'd cross the Atlantic on, if I could afford to...

Kungsholm lives!  QE2 v1 ?  in some ways better than QE2... I'd love to learn more about her, and to visit her.  She should be back in Clydebank!

Britannia - I excitedly visited her when she opened, but for some reason she left me cold and I've never returned even though she's 1 hour away.  Perhaps it the truly terrible way she's presented - behind a shopping mall, with a hideous carbunkle glued to her top.


Not at all interested in -

Titanic or her sisters. She wasn't a remarkable ship at all, except for sinking, and nobody would remember her now if she hadn't sunk.

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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #13 on: Apr 18, 2014, 01:10 PM »
What a good selection Rob! I definately agree with what you say about SS Rotterdam. :D And as for the modern cruise ships, I can't stand any of the Monstrosities of the Seas. (Is Monstrosities a word?)
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Re: Favourite Liners and Ships
« Reply #14 on: Apr 18, 2014, 01:21 PM »
It's interesting to see that the top three ships with the most votes are all (Ex) Cunard ships.
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