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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #20 on: Nov 11, 2015, 08:48 PM »
Thank you very much, Skilly, for posting the pages from the Farewell Crew List. 

It is marvelous to be able to read each person's name and to see the photos and QE2's information as listed in the booklet.

Please do add more pages as you are able. 

It seems that each passing year becomes more and more poignant with our beloved QE2 being in limbo for so long.

June 
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 11, 2015, 09:10 PM »
Wow! Very interesting to read!
Thank you for posting the pages, Skilly!
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #22 on: Nov 11, 2015, 09:13 PM »
A lovely fitting note from the Captain to his crew. and notice the comment for QE2s arrival in Dubai and the depart time.. :(
As always very interesting and look forward to seeing some more as and when time permits..
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #23 on: Nov 12, 2015, 07:46 PM »
Today, we are at sea...
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:38 PM »
Today, we are at sea...
Do you know if it was a busy one, June?

If anyone still has a Daily Programme(s), it would be interesting to know whether the same format was followed, as with any other previous sea day...
Who were the Lecturers?
Were the Bridge teachers on board?
And the Entertainers, was it anyone special?
There are still many crew-members  on board the current Cunard ships who took QE2 to Dubai.
« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2015, 09:43 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: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #25 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:45 PM »
Did a little homework last night - time for the next instalments of the final crew lists:

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« Reply #26 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:47 PM »
Continued:

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:49 PM »
And continued some more: ::)

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« Reply #28 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:51 PM »
And some more again: ::) ::)

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« Reply #29 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:55 PM »
Good thing I already checked with Rob that he has plenty of HDD space available - Michael G. and I have already killed the storage system once with an overload of photos a few years back:

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« Reply #30 on: Nov 12, 2015, 11:01 PM »
And, the last instalment.

As well as listed crew, on this last voyage there was one of the highest totals ever of crew families/partners/siblings/spouses (or is it spousi??).
Along with the full pax list, I wonder if this was one of the highest POB totals she ever carried in peacetime?

Michael - any chance of some numbers on that front??

John Duffy seems to be in so many photos - he missed the Tech Team one in the ECR though!

Cheers

Skilly
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #31 on: Nov 12, 2015, 11:06 PM »
Fabulous list, Skilly -- thank you!

Just shows what a huge number of people were involved in keeping QE2 running smoothly...

I suppose that such lists were not published for every voyage -- this must have been a special souvenir. Was it made available to passengers too?

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #32 on: Nov 13, 2015, 02:07 PM »
Do you know if it was a busy one, June?

If anyone still has a Daily Programme(s), it would be interesting to know whether the same format was followed, as with any other previous sea day...
Who were the Lecturers?
Were the Bridge teachers on board?
And the Entertainers, was it anyone special?
There are still many crew-members  on board the current Cunard ships who took QE2 to Dubai.

Hi Rosie -

I am sure it was a very busy day, not only with activities aboard, but with those aboard saying good bye to their beloved ship in many different ways and in ways that would continue throughout the voyage. 

I was far away in New London, CT, USA, wishing I were aboard and not still believing that our QE2 had been sold, had completed her "Goodbye Voyages" and was now on her final voyage to Dubai.  It was surrealistic to say the least. 

It would indeed be very interesting to see the daily programmes from her final voyage.  Perhaps Michael could help us out in that respect. 

June
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #33 on: Nov 13, 2015, 02:13 PM »
Hi Skilly -

Thank you so very much for taking the time to post each page of the farewell crew booklet.  It is a wealth of information to be able to see all of those who took part in our QE2's fateful voyage.  And it is a tribute to all who worked aboard to make QE2 the very special ship that she was (and still is). 

In photo 0032, the sign on the wall must be referring to the number of days left from when the photo was taken. 

I am looking forward very much to studying in detail each page of the booklet.  Thanks again for making it available to us !

June   :)
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #34 on: Nov 13, 2015, 06:17 PM »
Today, 13 November, arrived 10:00 AM in Lisbon.

Tomorrow, 14 November, will arrive 10:00 AM in Gibraltar.
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #35 on: Nov 13, 2015, 08:49 PM »
An amazing list of names of people from QE2. Thanks so much for sharing this.
Surprised to see Andrew Nelder as MD of Mauretania, l always associated him with upstairs.. ;)
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #36 on: Nov 14, 2015, 12:17 AM »
Surprised to see Andrew Nelder as MD of Mauretania, l always associated him with upstairs.. ;)

He was scheduled to be replaced in the Queen's Grill for this final voyage, as his time for leave had come.

In order to remain on board, which he absolutely wanted, he was offered the job in the Mauretania and gladly accepted. And so, he was able to stay on the ship until the bitter end...

I did not know him well, but when we left the ship on 30 September 2008, I walked round the Boat Deck one last time and found him inside, in the Queen's Grill. I waved to him, and then we both pressed our right hands against the window glass for a good-bye. It was quite a moving scene...

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #37 on: Nov 15, 2015, 06:19 PM »
Today, 15 November, we are at sea...
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #38 on: Nov 16, 2015, 01:43 PM »
Today, 16 November, 8:00 AM, arrived in Civitavecchia, Italy..
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #39 on: Nov 18, 2015, 01:17 PM »
Yesterday, 17 November at 8:00 AM, we arrived in Naples.

Today, 18 November at 9:00 AM, we arrived in Valletta, Malta.
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