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Offline MiamiCunarder

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 22, 2009, 06:25 AM »

 I think the various prints (one given to me as a gift during my stint at Cunard shoreside, the other purchased aboard in 2000),the books, the desktop(wallpaper) image on the laptop and the tattoo on my shoulder are pretty decent reminders.   :)

    I have more reminders back home in Miami which include more books, a huge original painting commissioned by an artist friend back in '98 (unfortunately, I had no clue her Kvearner racing stripes and Cunard lion would soon be removed the following year so these were incorporated in it), models and of course, certain "souvenirs" acquired off the ol' rust bucket. (<- Plz don't slaughter me, it was truly meant as a term of endearment.) ;D  


   Ron

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 22, 2009, 12:38 PM »
Funny how I seem to be able to relate something, practically everyday, back to the ship.  :D

In a hospital, long corridors with banisters, interrupted at each doctor's door before continuing again...!

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 22, 2009, 01:39 PM »

 I was in Bremerhaven last week and i thought of the QE2.I was trying to imagine her there getting another facelift to cruise again for more 20 years.

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Offline Chris

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 22, 2009, 02:04 PM »
They way it should've been!
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 25, 2009, 12:47 AM »
A 25-hour day, such as we are having this week-end (with the changeover from summertime to wintertime in Europe) ... and such as we had during our Atlantic crossing just over a year ago... and a few other times before that on QE2.

Wish that I could be sitting in the Lido now, with Pia and a glass of wine or several, having an extra long session playing board games...  or chatting... and in any case enjoying the time spent on the ship  ;D  .

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 25, 2009, 12:59 AM »

25 hours a day that was the could times,Isabelle.  ;D

Louis

Offline Chris

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 28, 2009, 07:33 AM »
Cunard's QE2 page is a reminder of when QE2 was part of their fleet:
http://www.cunard.com/queenelizabeth2/landing.asp?Ship=QE2&main=int

The UK version has been taken down.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 30, 2009, 11:23 AM »
I hate to say on an open public forum, but recently l thought l  was going mad. I visited the Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach which coincided with the dates of my last ever crossing on QE2. Having tried to visit her for the past 22 years and getting side lined into taking a QE2 voyage, this was the year l made it.
 
 Staying for two nights l took 3 friends along for the champagne brunch. From the moment l embarked on the gangway l was in cruise mode, Into the Sunday brunch and right away l was caught up in the whole atmosphere of the event, beneath my feet l could feel the vibrations of the air conditioning units and the old girl, to me came alive, or was it unlimited refills of bubbly... Anyway sitting down to the fresh crisp newly laid table and cloth napkins the sound of the singer and oh my god the songs he sang,for a moment l had to pinch myself, they were playing the songs that l used to hear on QE2 and as l cast my mind back to the previous year l was wrapped up in a special magic and as l had an emotional moment :'( my friends realised that l wasnt as tough as they thought, which l found highly  amusing.
 
 As the afternoon continued we ended out on the open decks at 4.45 and standing by the railings l really expected to see the ropes being let go and fully expected us to set sail for some where, and when the harsh reality of it all set in and that l was going nowhere, l really found that very hard to understand and even accept it.
 For two nights l was enveloped in something so very special to me, l really had no idea what l expected to find onboard the old lady, but she took me into her care and really looked after me. (but that is another story)
 
When the final morning came and l woke up, Behold a sight l never expected to see ever again,and it was something l only ever associated with QE2 and that was under the door had been slipped  my onboard account!!, well it really did floor me for a short time, mercifully it only ran to two pages.

  Made the most of the last morning and for once l could linger over an onboard breakfast, and on the stroke of noon checked out and stepped gaily down the gangway and back into the real world. Feeling exactly the same way as l did when l stepped back on the gangway and terra firma after my first voyage on QE2 in 1986 l just know lm going back for more. :)
 So much so l cancelled my next Cunard cruise......

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Cheers !!!

Compared to the usual MI grade, l was in for a surprise...     
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2018, 09:40 AM by Lynda Bradford »
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Kathy M.

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #23 on: Oct 30, 2009, 06:22 PM »
This is slightly off topic - but I love the shirt you have on the Queen Mary shots - where did you get it?!
Kathy

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 07, 2009, 10:25 AM »
Lovely piece well written...you made it all come alive and glad you have found the 'magic' again....


Offline Clyde Paddler

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #25 on: Nov 07, 2009, 10:36 AM »

This is slightly off topic - but I love the shirt you have on the Queen Mary shots - where did you get it?!

Yes, Myles - where did you get that shirt?  We want one!!
HELEN
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #26 on: Nov 07, 2009, 10:52 AM »
Thinking of that great Queen Mary shirt - was, or could there ever be a QE2 shirt?
With the maiden voyage logo, The Clyde, Liverpool, SOTON,  New York, a few tugs with a view of QE2 (from every angle) as well as  the Forum header - on it....?
After making a fortune for the Forum,  maybe it could fund QE2's passage home!
Then we could sell it in her shop - think I might be a little ahead of things now...
Any ideas anyone?

Offline Twynkle

Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #27 on: Nov 07, 2009, 03:23 PM »
WOW!
The QM2 Bridge webcam - with the blue Atlantic looking good
listening to waves,
seagulls
and QE2's Whistle
Has anyone else tried this?
 :)
« Last Edit: Nov 07, 2009, 03:25 PM by Twynkle »

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #28 on: Nov 08, 2009, 08:57 AM »

Last night at work we had a wedding reception for 300 guests i came across a couple that made a trip on QE2 way back in 1984.Had no time to find out more stories but i have there number ill get in touch with them again for sure.  ;)

Louis

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #29 on: Nov 08, 2009, 08:14 PM »
Quote

Quote from: Kathy M. on October 30, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
This is slightly off topic - but I love the shirt you have on the Queen Mary shots - where did you get it?!


Yes, Myles - where did you get that shirt?  We want one!!

Had that shirt a few years now, bought it in London (camden) at a place that stoped trading, However bought a different one showing Queen Mary and a few other landmarks ie Hotel Del Coranado (which was awesome by the way) and some other California places, lm just waiting for the summer to return so l can wear it.... This was bought onboard Queen Mary. Im just not sure if its "me" :-\

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