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« Reply #15 on: Apr 13, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Liam

With the many requests you have for the photos your going to be a busy man. However most importantly, take time for yourself ! it very easy to get wrapped up taking many photos that you miss what your seeing .

Maybe ive missed it, but whats your connection with the great ship ?
Enjoy your time onboard !
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   You're a lucky man!  I'd have loved to have been there on Wednesday, and could have been if I'd known to book tickets and time off work about a month ago. 

I think its such a shame that given your links Rob and what you have done that those in the hot seat couldnt have extended an invite to you .

What is surprising (or maybe not) with the various groups is that a lot of the names we dont see on here 
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 13, 2018, 09:40 PM »
Liam, enjoy your time on board! Looking forward to reading your tales and seeing your pictures.

Could you take a picture or two of the Boat Deck, so that we get an idea of what it looks like without the lifeboats? Thank you very much :) .

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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #17 on: Apr 14, 2018, 09:56 AM »
Can you take photos of restaurant and bar menus and price lists please?!

Should be able to! Not sure if you have seen this, found it today on the QE2 Hotel Facebook group.

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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #18 on: Apr 14, 2018, 09:58 AM »
Liam,

If you can just please take a couple of photos of each room/area thats open?  And then I would personally be super-grateful if you were able to upload them to our new gallery - it would give a single place to look at them.

I think on Wednesday/Thursday next week there will an explosion of photos across Facebook as she opens, but it would be nice to have a careful selection of your best photos here in our gallery for us to ponder over.

Thanks very much.

You're a lucky man!  I'd have loved to have been there on Wednesday, and could have been if I'd known to book tickets and time off work about a month ago.

I wish you came as well, would have been very nice to meet you! That I will do, should be going on a tour of her at 1:30 and will also have time to walk around so will try take pictures/videos of everything!

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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #19 on: Apr 14, 2018, 10:02 AM »
Liam

With the many requests you have for the photos your going to be a busy man. However most importantly, take time for yourself ! it very easy to get wrapped up taking many photos that you miss what your seeing .

Maybe ive missed it, but whats your connection with the great ship ?
Enjoy your time onboard !
Safe Travekls
Myles

I think its such a shame that given your links Rob and what you have done that those in the hot seat couldnt have extended an invite to you .

What is surprising (or maybe not) with the various groups is that a lot of the names we dont see on here

I do not have a very special connection as most of you on here do, but I love Ocean Liners and have lived in the UAE since 2003. I have been following the QE2 here since she arrived here and have been taking photos of her since 2012 (From Port Rashid to the Drydocks and back). I really would have loved to sail on her but am very glad she is opening now (A bit sad its just a few months before I move from the UAE but can always come back to visit! :) )

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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #20 on: Apr 14, 2018, 10:03 AM »
Liam, enjoy your time on board! Looking forward to reading your tales and seeing your pictures.

Could you take a picture or two of the Boat Deck, so that we get an idea of what it looks like without the lifeboats? Thank you very much :) .

Planning to walk on her boat deck and take picture of QM2 from QE2 as well!

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« Reply #21 on: Apr 14, 2018, 10:04 AM »
Will try and take pictures of most her spaces on Wednesday, if I miss parts of the ship, I will have much more time when staying overnight on Friday to explore her!

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« Reply #22 on: Apr 14, 2018, 10:59 AM »
Flat rate charges for the meals, that seems a good idea. I have not converted the amounts, and in any case that would make little sense without knowing what will be on offer. I would be interested to know whether there are good vegetarian options (i.e. options that give vegetarians a bit of choice).

I do notice two other things : Alcohol seems to be fine on board, with offers of gin, beer and wine at various locations.

And the casino machines are still there, but "vintage" and serving as photo backgrounds -- not a bad idea either.

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« Reply #23 on: Apr 14, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Congratulations, Liam !  and any and all news and photos will be much appreciated !  Perhaps a photo of the Midships Lounge ?   :)

Hi June
Might you mean the Midships Lobby? :)

I've been trying to find out more about Peter Sutton's great Mural here,
'The History of Cunard'
Just wonder whether it was this that you were interested in too?

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« Reply #24 on: Apr 14, 2018, 12:26 PM »
That menu is only for QM2 guests.  We received the pdf yesterday but was asked not to post it. We also have the agenda for Wednesday.
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 14, 2018, 02:05 PM »
I do notice two other things : Alcohol seems to be fine on board, with offers of gin, beer and wine at various locations.

On further research and speaking to friends who've been to Dubai in recent times, Dubai has a minimum drinking age of 21 and within the hotels and resorts is much like the West with regards to alcohol. Drinking on the streets in Dubai is frowned upon but doesn't seem to carry any particularly heavy punishment from what I've been told...although I wouldn't want to test that! QE2 now has a minimum age of 21 which matches the above law although of course people under that age can be guests if accompanied by someone or people 21 or older as per establishments in the West or when cruising (18 here in the UK).

Abu Dhabi's minimum drinking age is 18 from research and alcohol is banned in Sharjah. This is the inconsistency in the United Arab Emirates as each Emirate (Dubai, Abu Dhabi etc) seems to be fairly autonomous with their laws.
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 14, 2018, 03:30 PM »
PDF attached now
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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #27 on: Apr 14, 2018, 03:36 PM »
Has anyone seen recent photos showing the boat deck looking ready?  It might be closed off just now, until they get wood (or some covering at least)) put back down, assuming they're going to do that.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 14, 2018, 06:02 PM »
They've said they'll open by October, but are not yet open.

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Re: Onboard QE2
« Reply #29 on: Apr 14, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Flat rate charges for the meals, that seems a good idea. I have not converted the amounts, and in any case that would make little sense without knowing what will be on offer. I would be interested to know whether there are good vegetarian options (i.e. options that give vegetarians a bit of choice).

I do notice two other things : Alcohol seems to be fine on board, with offers of gin, beer and wine at various locations.

And the casino machines are still there, but "vintage" and serving as photo backgrounds -- not a bad idea either.

Alchohol will be served in almost every restaurant onboard, which is nice :)
There is a dedicated Vegetarian restaurant in the Queen's Grill as well!
They are going for this classic QE2 style, I think they want to preserve all they can

 

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