Adverts only show for non-members



Author Topic: All The Sounds aboard QE2  (Read 9828 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 1847
  • Total likes: 3026
  • QE2, a home from home - beautiful from all angles!
Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #40 on: Mar 14, 2019, 07:42 PM »
Those noisy machines were introduced in the Hamburg refit 1990. The original Bally slots apart from crunching and whirring would only ring a bell on jackpots. The IGT machines that replaced them played a constant warbling tune on each play, this companies machines changed the sound of Casinos everywhere as all the machines being played together creates a constant background noise.

I remember hearing the slot machines from the nearby stairway, not to mention all the way down both Upper Deck Promendades. Incessantly noisy - which is similar on QM2 too. Wish the machines were only the jackpot sounding ones!
First travelled on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and travelled on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008 - we had the better view!

Offline CasinoChris

Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #41 on: Mar 14, 2019, 09:45 PM »
On the IGT slots even the payout trays were tuned to make the maximum amount of noise when winning coins hit them! The machines do have internal volume controls, obviously Carnival corp liked them turned up, considering Carnivals's origins I'm not surprised.
BTW, on my cruise on a Carnival ship last year the biggest issue with the Casino was that being the only smoking allowed area, the smell of smoke pervaded the entire deck.......

Online Willum

  • QE2 Crew member
  • Caronia Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 135
  • Total likes: 202
  • R/O and er, guitar picker.
Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #42 on: Mar 23, 2019, 11:37 PM »
The clunk clunk of the clocks being forwarded an hour. The "All persons not sailing" announcement.
One sound not heard on QE2 but will be familiar to any cargo ship crew is that of a steward announcing lunch or dinner by walking through the accommodation banging a 4-chime hand xylophone.

Offline Rod

Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #43 on: Mar 24, 2019, 02:35 AM »
Remember that sound from a few ships I traveled on as a passenger.
What about the Engineers Alarm?

Offline David J. Drexel

Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #44 on: Mar 25, 2019, 02:00 AM »
I recall an 11 day Caribbean cruise out of New York in January 1993.  She was making close to top speed at some points during the voyage and I can recall sitting next to the windows at the Mid-Ships Bar and hearing (and feeling), the shudder that traveled all the way from her stern to her bow as she cut through the waves.  The feeling and sense of power and majesty was unforgettable!

Offline peter ward

Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #45 on: Sep 18, 2019, 04:43 PM »
I lived in the bow of the ship right below the anchor locker and was woken by what sounded like a steam locomotive passing overhead every time we anchored off a port somewhere !
My cabin was also below the three deck pig so getting to sleep wasn’t easy and then being woken by the thunderous sound of the anchors !!
Also Iremember  in stormy weather the thud of a wave hitting the port bow then the silence as she rode the wave only to be hit again moments later, I lived on 4deck port side cabin 404

Offline Andy Holloway

Re: All The Sounds aboard QE2
« Reply #46 on: Sep 18, 2019, 07:58 PM »
The thin walls between crew cabins led to many, many 'sounds' that possibly shouldn't be mentioned on here!

It took my wife a couple of trips to get used to 'them' but after that it became a source of constant amusement when she met the crew member around the ship, they were totally ignorant of what she knew about their antics!!!