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Re: QM2: 40 Years of Service?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 05, 2018, 06:13 PM »
I too hope QM2 manages her 40 years, however I'd be very surprised if she manages it without a dramatic powerplant replacement at some point... the world is changing so very fast.

In terms of her being preserved after that, I very much doubt it.  I love her, but she's nothing like as significant as her predecessors.  Most people in the UK have never even heard of her, which is a radical difference from QE2 and Queen Mary.
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Re: QM2: 40 Years of Service?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 05, 2018, 08:54 PM »
In terms of her being preserved after that, I very much doubt it.  I love her, but she's nothing like as significant as her predecessors.  Most people in the UK have never even heard of her, which is a radical difference from QE2 and Queen Mary.

Maybe its because she wasn't Clyde-built like QM and QE2? :-\

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Re: QM2: 40 Years of Service?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 06, 2018, 01:25 PM »
Maybe its because she wasn't Clyde-built like QM and QE2? :-\

Probably because she wasn't UK built I would think.

I am perhaps in a minority here but whilst I look on QM and think "aye we built her and shes a cracker" she was actually an evolution of the turbine driven four stackers that preceeded her. Lusitania and Mauretania were the pioneers of turbine propulsion on a large scale - QM was even designed with a counter stern originally.

As for QM2 - she takes all the good bits from the famous liners and packages them into a modern hull form.

Shes still a braw big girl!!

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Re: QM2: 40 Years of Service?
« Reply #23 on: Feb 06, 2018, 01:42 PM »
I too hope QM2 manages her 40 years, however I'd be very surprised if she manages it without a dramatic powerplant replacement at some point... the world is changing so very fast.

In terms of her being preserved after that, I very much doubt it.  I love her, but she's nothing like as significant as her predecessors.  Most people in the UK have never even heard of her, which is a radical difference from QE2 and Queen Mary.

LNG is the future for example (within about 10 years given the newbuild LNG cruise ships on order in the early to mid 2020s) due to tougher and tougher environmental regs.
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