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Offline Derek Boyd

Just received my copy of Cunard brochure August 2016 - May 2018.  I quote from page 39. 'Queen Elizabeth, Q729 - 8 September 2017

'Join Queen Elizabeth to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Cunard's best-loved ship - the iconic QE2. Launched in 1967, QE2 sailed the world
for just over 39 years, taking 2.5 million passengers over 5.8 million miles - more miles than any other ship'

'Join fellow Cunarders to celebrate the life of a floating legend, culminating with a commemorative dinner on 20 September - the same day
QE2 was launched..... finishing the cruise details with recognising QE2 is .. 'often referred to as the 'most loved ship in the world'

How, dare I ask, are Carnival/Cunard planning to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of 'the dumping of the most loved ship in the world'
in November 2008???

I have a sneaky feeling they will have QM2, QE and QV call-by for a 'photoshoot' of all 4 Queens. Wouldn't that just be lovely???
You may have detected sarcasm, cynicism in the above comment - and you would be correct.

Carnival couldn't wait to get the cheque for QE2. It's over. I wish they would just leave her alone and let whatever happens in Dubai proceed
without all this sentimental mush when it suits them. What a strange organisation. It made me boke when I read it. It's guff.


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Oh Derek, you are a man after my own heart, but, beware old boy, keep on ranting like this &  you will soon have your Carnivor  entitlement recinded & hence no mail shots. They have eyes everywhere :-X :-X

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In addition to Cunard remembering the launch of QE2 remember that the QE2 Story will be hosting a special event in Clydebank to celebrate QE2's 50 years.

Keep up to date with progress by following the topic Rob set up for information : 
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7252.0.html
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

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Yes, as Lynda has said, there are great plans underway to remember the launch of our QE2 right in Clydebank, her birthplace.  The event will be hosted by The QE2 Story.  It is sure to be a fabulous event fitting for our beloved QE2.  Mark the date and watch as new information comes out.   :)
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,7252.0.html
« Last Edit: May 05, 2016, 08:33 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline Chris Frame

Wonderful plans by the forum to commemorate QE2.

I am very excited to be speaking aboard QE on the special Cunard anniversary cruise, but am sad that I can't attend the forum events as it looks to be excellent.

Details of the Cunard voyage -- http://www.cunardline.com.au/cruise-search/book-a-cruise/cruises/qu/2400-q729-sou1-sou2/

I think it is wonderful that Cunard are commemorating the ship's long and important career.


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Offline Gill

Derek, you beat me to it.

Sadly, that elusive photoshoot of all 4 Queens will not happen as only Queen Mary 2 will be visiting Dubai en route back to Southampton at the end of her World cruise in 2017 and 2018.  Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria do not call at Dubai.

I see from the article in the brochure that a commemorative dinner will be held on board Queen Elizabeth on 20th September (the same date that QE2 was launched).  So sadly, it seems our QE2 will be all alone in Dubai on this her special day whilst others are celebrating elsewhere!!

Anything happening in Southampton and/or Liverpool on 20th September 2017?

Queen Elizabeth is in Liverpool in July 2017 - seems to be becoming an annual event as she was there last Saturday (2nd July) for the celebrations for 100 years of the Cunard building.

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Anything happening in Southampton and/or Liverpool on 20th September 2017?

It will be Clydebank! Much more to read here :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6971.0.html

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  Oh Derek, you are a man after my own heart, but, beware old boy, keep on ranting like this &  you will soon have your Carnivor  entitlement recinded & hence no mail shots. They have eyes everywhere     

Indeed its happened to some of us ???... No emails,No brochures,no World Club news letters, and No Diamond Year Book...Guess Cunard have liberated me. Nice to know my loyality has counted and they appreciated it.... and now a bit like QE2, Iv been dumped, like a fish cast aside and washed upon the shore, exposed to the elements and left to rot :'(


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I think it is wonderful that Cunard are commemorating the ship's long and important career.     
Some might say its the very least they can do.

I do wonder however just what significance the ports of call have (if any) other than Gib
What is surprising is, when you manage to navigate the schedule, that when l did a 3 week med cruise (only 3 nights longer than this one) on QE2 we sailed all the way into Alexandria and generally went so much further (and faster ;))
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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While there is a cruise on Queen Elizabeth next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of QE2's launch it will not be on the same scale of the 40th Anniversary voyage in 2007.

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i do wonder given perhaps the "uncertainty" of QE2 in Dubai, if perhaps Cunard are shall we say less than eager to associate events with her. Perhaps had she been refitted as a hotel as planned and opened for business would we have seen more events involving QE2...? 
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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      How anyone from this site can accuse anyone else of "sentimental mush " is beyond me.
     I have booked this morning (23 Dec 2016) and already there are no grill suites available.
     The ship lives on in our memories and what lies in Dubai is just so much scrap iron and will never sail the seas again except in our minds, so get over it and enjoy life.
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      How anyone from this site can accuse anyone else of "sentimental mush " is beyond me.
     I have booked this morning (23 Dec 2016) and already there are no grill suites available.
     The ship lives on in our memories and what lies in Dubai is just so much scrap iron and will never sail the seas again except in our minds, so get over it and enjoy life.
                                                                                Jim Gardiner (Cunarder1212)

What is your point Jim, I'm afraid I don't understand?
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Offline Roy Warrender

QE2 50th anniversary on board QE
« Reply #12 on: Aug 21, 2017, 05:49 PM »
Hi not to sure where to put this found on cruise critic today

https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=8005

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Re: QE2 50th anniversary on board QE
« Reply #13 on: Aug 21, 2017, 07:14 PM »
Hi not to sure where to put this found on cruise critic today

https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=8005

Thank you, Roy. This is the perfect place for it :) .

Interesting to read the comments, some of them quite scathing...

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Re: QE2 50th anniversary on board QE
« Reply #14 on: Aug 21, 2017, 08:26 PM »
Thank you, Roy. This is the perfect place for it :) .

Interesting to read the comments, some of them quite scathing...

I'm afraid, with the ship on its normal itinerary, it seems half-hearted.  They should have had her on the Clyde that day.
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   I'm afraid, with the ship on its normal itinerary, it seems half-hearted.  They should have had her on the Clyde that day.   

When l saw it first l did wonder whats the connection with the ports...
Or have Cunard just added on the QE2 connection to a regular cruise
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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I'm afraid, with the ship on its normal itinerary, it seems half-hearted.  They should have had her on the Clyde that day.

At least they acknowledge that she still exists..

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Just another cruise with a spice of QE2 nothing more nothing less.

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Yes I think there will be disappointment - especially among those who did the 40th Anniversary cruise and are now doing this.