Author Topic: Richard Branson visited QE2 today  (Read 1566 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« on: Apr 29, 2018, 03:57 PM »
Well he was certainly in the Queen Elizabeth 2 Terminal
« Last Edit: Feb 06, 2019, 11:59 AM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2018, 04:04 PM »
Richard Branson on Queens Room today


https://instagram.com/p/BiKIatkhzu0

Offline Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2869
  • Total likes: 5548
  • QE2 started a dream to go to sea - now a reality!
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2018, 04:07 PM »
Richard Branson on Queens Room today


https://instagram.com/p/BiKIatkhzu0

That's the new carpet and ceiling lighting in the Queens Room for sure...Did Richard travel or visit QE2 back in the old days?
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 29, 2018, 04:09 PM »
I have no record of him travelling but Virgin Group seriously considered buying Cunard in 1996 when others, such as P&O and Prudential, were also actively considering buying the company.

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2018, 05:40 PM »
At around 24 minutes in you get to see smart white (leather?) chairs in Queens Room. Is this the new furniture for the room?

https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternational/videos/1369294539838349/UzpfSTExNTY0NDczMjM0MTAxMjoxODIxMTAzODkwMjc3Nzk/
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2018, 07:02 PM by Michael Gallagher »

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 12270
  • Total likes: 15664
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2018, 06:20 PM »
He made it to the yacht club too.


https://instagram.com/p/BiKWdHIhdcH
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 12270
  • Total likes: 15664
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2018, 07:40 PM »
The interesting thing today, is seeing Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem on board QE2, in exactly the role and condition in which he was working on in 2012, before the unfortunate events of Dec 2012 to 2015 kicked off ...    He is one of the main people involved in QE2 in her time in Dubai

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/qe2-to-transformed-into-dubai-hotel-7903929.html

Our QE2 timeline covers this - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5484.0.html

And a post about it all here - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,4538.0.html
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2018, 07:49 PM by Rob Lightbody »
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 12270
  • Total likes: 15664
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #7 on: Apr 29, 2018, 07:42 PM »
Good interview here -

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/29/cnbc-interview-with-sir-richard-branson-founder-virgin-group-chairman-virgin-hyperloop-one-and-sultan-ahmed-bin-sulayem-group-chairman-ceo-dp-world.html

Quote
Branson: Sorry I was just going to say I think what Sultan has done then with the QE 2 is as a somebody was born in Britain has a British accent. It's nothing short of miraculous. I mean it's wonderful that to bring a ship that has so much history back alive again. As a musing aside I was once crossed the Atlantic on a boat and we sank. I was in a rubber dinghy radioing for help and I was told that the QE 2 was coming to my rescue. And I never, never got there but I never got there in fact the banana boat got there first. So this is my first time on the QE2 but it very nearly meant a lot to me as well.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/Reoag67yVZH/CNBC+Hadley+Gamble+QE2+Hotel+Dubai
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2018, 07:51 PM by Rob Lightbody »
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Offline Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2869
  • Total likes: 5548
  • QE2 started a dream to go to sea - now a reality!
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2018, 07:50 PM »
Good interview here -

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/29/cnbc-interview-with-sir-richard-branson-founder-virgin-group-chairman-virgin-hyperloop-one-and-sultan-ahmed-bin-sulayem-group-chairman-ceo-dp-world.html

Thank you Rob, so Richard has never been onboard QE2 until earlier today - very surprising particularly with Michael's information above about Virgin being interested in Cunard in the mid to late 90s!
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

Offline Trevor Harris

Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #9 on: Apr 29, 2018, 08:15 PM »
Okay I have a concern here. There is carpeting over some lights. Is this a fire hazard? It can be seen in the video link Michael posted.
Enjoyer of classic cinema, literature, and music.

Offline Thomas Hypher

  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 2869
  • Total likes: 5548
  • QE2 started a dream to go to sea - now a reality!
Re: Richard Branson visited QE2 today
« Reply #10 on: Apr 29, 2018, 08:44 PM »
Okay I have a concern here. There is carpeting over some lights. Is this a fire hazard? It can be seen in the video link Michael posted.

Where abouts in that video of the livestream?  :)

LED strip lighting won't get that hot as far as I know and LED lighting in general compared to tungsten and other older types of lighting again as far as I know?
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

 

Whereabouts of Captain Richard Beavis

Started by the bemoBoard Officers, Crew & Worker memories

Replies: 3
Views: 5048
Last post Sep 10, 2009, 11:29 AM
by skilly56
USS Bonhomme Richard

Started by OliviaBoard Ships

Replies: 20
Views: 2010
Last post Jul 30, 2021, 10:36 PM
by Thomas Hypher
Hello from Richard Woodall

Started by R A WoodallBoard Passengers & Enthusiasts Introductions

Replies: 7
Views: 2966
Last post Aug 14, 2009, 02:03 PM
by Rob Lightbody
Richard Smith shares Captain GE Smith's story of 42 Years at Sea

Started by Lynda BradfordBoard Cunard

Replies: 9
Views: 1171
Last post Dec 11, 2021, 06:23 PM
by Lynda Bradford
"Attack on the Queen" by Richard P Hendrick

Started by Louis De SousaBoard Books, Videos and DVDs about QE2

Replies: 1
Views: 2524
Last post Jun 07, 2011, 11:48 AM
by Isabelle Prondzynski