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« Reply #40 on: Nov 19, 2015, 09:29 AM »
Arrival Malta was noisy, with an appropriate salute for royalty!!

And, the navigation team on that final voyage.

And, her AIS is on at the moment.

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« Reply #41 on: Nov 19, 2015, 10:26 AM »
Arrival Malta was noisy, with an appropriate salute for royalty!!

And, the navigation team on that final voyage.

Thank you for those, Skilly!

Malta was her last port of call in Europe... I remember the sinking feeling I had at the time that the end was very nigh indeed...

And all the time, I was glued to her bridgecam.

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« Reply #42 on: Nov 19, 2015, 02:05 PM »
Thanks, Skilly, very much for the marvelous photos !!   :)
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« Reply #43 on: Nov 19, 2015, 02:06 PM »
Today, 19 November, we are sea...
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« Reply #44 on: Nov 19, 2015, 02:14 PM »
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19th November (1968) is a great anniversary for QE2
She was moved from Clydebank to Greenock before starting her sea trials
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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« Reply #45 on: Nov 19, 2015, 02:18 PM »
Thanks, Rosie, and yes indeed, 19 November is a great anniversary for our ship at the beginning of her life !   :)
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« Reply #46 on: Nov 19, 2015, 02:42 PM »
Love the pictures! Thank you for posting them, Skilly!
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« Reply #47 on: Nov 20, 2015, 06:53 PM »
This morning, 20 November at 6:00 AM, we arrived at Alexandria...
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« Reply #48 on: Nov 20, 2015, 08:13 PM »
We arrived in Alexandria and prepared for a long trip to Cairo and Giza. The city was a bit of a disappointment, it was a bit messy to say the least and it was very sad to see so much litter blowing about in area of the Pyramids. Equally disappointing was the hoards of Egyptian 'gentlemen' grabbing tourists and sitting them on their camels. It felt a rather unsafe place. However, I was pleased to see the Pyramids and The Sphinx close up. Then off into the city, a shop for souvenirs and then lunch on the Nile. Belly dancer over lunch, not bad, but again rather sad to see so much poverty on the banks of the river.

Returned to the ship arriving after six, and the light was fading. I recall them hurrying us on board as the ship was preparing to depart. Quite sad really, as this was the last port QE2 would ever depart. Not much was made of this, but to me this was a significant historic moment. Along deck four I watched as the last great starboard aft door was closed and sealed tight. indeed I recall capturing the moment on video.

Captain McNaught welcomed everyone back on board and noted our route towards The Suez Canal.
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« Reply #49 on: Nov 20, 2015, 08:40 PM »
Thanks, Cunarder Man, for sharing the day with us.  Yes, sad to note that Alexandria was the last port from which our QE2 would depart.  Do you have the video you took ? 
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« Reply #50 on: Nov 22, 2015, 07:28 PM »
21 November, transiting the Suez Canal...

22 November at sea...
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« Reply #51 on: Nov 23, 2015, 09:19 PM »
23 November at sea...
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« Reply #52 on: Nov 24, 2015, 05:38 PM »
24 November at sea...
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« Reply #53 on: Nov 24, 2015, 05:40 PM »
24 November at sea...

QE2s arrival to hell was getting closer and closer

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« Reply #54 on: Nov 25, 2015, 07:24 AM »
These days in the Red Sea , which I followed with increasing trepidation, made me realise what a huge expanse of water it is...

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« Reply #55 on: Nov 25, 2015, 02:28 PM »
25 November, this is it, final day at sea before arrival tomorrow...and captivity begins...
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« Reply #56 on: Nov 25, 2015, 04:41 PM »
The final day at sea was something special. We arranged a final Cabin Cavalcade and after visiting the cabins, we met Captain Ian & Mrs McNaught who warmly invited us to their cabin. We had a great few moments having a look about and seeing the treasures which were on display. This was a very special moment and we will never forget the kindness shown to us on QE2's last day at sea.

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« Reply #57 on: Nov 25, 2015, 05:36 PM »
Thanks very much for sharing with us your activities and thoughts about the final day at sea.  Your time with Captain and Mrs. McNaught is something to always hold special as are the final Cabin Cavalcade and the visits throughout the ship.  The photos are awesome and moving and thanks again for sharing these remembrances of our beloved QE2.
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« Reply #58 on: Nov 25, 2015, 07:17 PM »
Great photos, Cunarder Man! Thanks you for sharing them!

Video footage from QE2's last day of freedom is featured on the "QE2 Final Voyage" video on Vimeo.
It includes the Noon whistle test, the Final Baked Alaska Parade and the Final Crew Show

https://vimeo.com/56715315
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« Reply #59 on: Nov 25, 2015, 07:25 PM »
All but memories now

 

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