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 Which three photos are your favourites in this collection?

Tender & pool in the 80's
7 (10.9%)
Jets of hot water in the Spa
0 (0%)
Cooling off + Leaving Lisbon 4.7.08
3 (4.7%)
Sailaway Drinks by the Pool
0 (0%)
Crossing The Line Fun at the Pool
3 (4.7%)
Maybe a swim after the Jacuzzi
0 (0%)
Sunrise and a Swim?
5 (7.8%)
One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks
3 (4.7%)
Enjoying the swimming pool
0 (0%)
Jacuzzi party!
0 (0%)
Bay of Biscay 1, August 2008
3 (4.7%)
Bay of Biscay 2, August 2008
1 (1.6%)
Bay of Biscay 3, August 2008
1 (1.6%)
Swimming pool and the iconic windscreens
1 (1.6%)
Swimming the Med at 27 knots
6 (9.4%)
Underwater Lion, December 16th 2007
5 (7.8%)
Sometime in !966 !
10 (15.6%)
Water babes on Voyage 839
0 (0%)
Just a little touch-up - July 2008
1 (1.6%)
Steaming like the geysers
0 (0%)
Beyond the pool, Orkney in the distance
6 (9.4%)
A pool side view
1 (1.6%)
Enjoying a hot sea day at the pool during the final voyage to Dubai
1 (1.6%)
View to the QE2 pool from Quebec castle Château Frontenac
1 (1.6%)
Too cold to enjoy the pool near Cape Horn
1 (1.6%)
Helicopter flight over QE2 in New York
5 (7.8%)
Cunard 150 anniversary 1990
0 (0%)
World Cruise 1994
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 22

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« on: Jul 28, 2020, 04:44 PM »
The theme for the July Competition, "Swimming pools" was chosen by Ben Zabulis.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures, which we really appreciate. We hope that you enjoy choosing and voting for your 3 favourites.  This is the eleventh competition of the new "calendar" year, with winning and runner-up photos going towards the 2021 QE2 Story Calendar.

The prize this month is the "QE2 Cookbook" by Gretel Beer, or a 500 or 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle of the prizewinning photo.

Voting is easy, but you need to be registered as a Forum member and log into the Forum to vote.  Whether or not you have submitted photos, please support those who have participated, by choosing your 3 favourite ones, noting the details, then tick the relevant boxes on the poll.  If you have entered photos, please do not vote for your own pictures.

To make it easier for you, we have posted the pictures below. However, you can also view the photos by clicking the Gallery Album, "Swimming pools ", where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form, plus you can view larger versions of the pictures by clicking on the photos to see medium size, and clicking once more to see them in large size.

You will not see the results of the vote until the poll has closed on 1 September 2020, after all time zones have had a chance to catch up with the voting deadline.

Happy times, remembering the QE2 swims or the scene around the pools...

As always the choice is yours -- enjoy!


Tender & pool in the 80's


Jets of hot water in the Spa


Cooling off + Leaving Lisbon 4.7.08


Sailaway Drinks by the Pool


Crossing The Line Fun at the Pool


Maybe a swim after the Jacuzzi


Sunrise and a Swim?


One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks


Enjoying the swimming pool


Jacuzzi party!


Bay of Biscay 1, August 2008


Bay of Biscay 2, August 2008


Bay of Biscay 3, August 2008


Swimming pool and the iconic windscreens


Swimming the Med at 27 knots


Underwater Lion, December 16th 2007


Sometime in !966 !


Water babes on Voyage 839


Just a little touch-up - July 2008


Steaming like the geysers


Beyond the pool, Orkney in the distance


A pool side view


Enjoying a hot sea day at the pool during the final voyage to Dubai


View to the QE2 pool from Quebec castle Château Frontenac


To cold to enjoy the pool near Cape Horn


Helicopter flight over QE2 in New York


Cunard 150 anniversary 1990


World Cruise 1994
« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2020, 09:15 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2020, 09:20 PM »
The poll for the July photo competition is now open.

Enjoy those happy pictures of scenes around several of the QE2 swimming pools, and cast your vote for your three favourites. A lovely summery theme!

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2020, 11:04 PM »
My votes are in... and, oof... what a choice again!  much head-scratching was required...
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #3 on: Aug 08, 2020, 11:28 PM »
10 voters and three photos are tied for first place !!  :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2020, 04:51 PM »
Wow.......the tension builds !    This must be a first and what a pity there were only 10 people voted.  Whoever they are, good luck.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #5 on: Aug 10, 2020, 07:42 PM »
Please take some time to enjoy these photos and vote for your three favourites. 

Eleven people have voted so far  :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2020, 01:12 AM »
Now we have four photos tied for first place !  :)
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2020, 12:46 PM »
Votes cast!!

One of them had to be the one with Orkney in the distance :)

Love all the photos though. That stepped after end is just perfect.
Plus those photos I think gave you just a small feel as to what life was like sailing on QE2 - something I never got to do sadly.

Did you go for that swim Lynda btw :)

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #8 on: Aug 11, 2020, 08:30 PM »
Quote
One of them had to be the one with Orkney in the distance :) 
Never in my life did l imagine to see my Homeland from QE2 .
Would have been even nicer if we had gone a whirl past The Old Man of Hoy
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #9 on: Aug 12, 2020, 01:03 AM »
Thirteen voters - and two photos tied for first place and two tied for second place ! The excitement builds !  :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #10 on: Aug 12, 2020, 05:45 PM »
Fourteen voters - one photo in the lead and one runner up photo ! This is more exciting than the horse races !  :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #11 on: Aug 16, 2020, 07:23 PM »
Still fourteen voters. Don't let the weekend end before you cast your ballot for your three favourite photos !   :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #12 on: Aug 19, 2020, 08:35 PM »
Sixteen people have voted and one photo is slightly in the lead. 

Take time to view these excellent photos and vote for your three favourites. 

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #13 on: Aug 22, 2020, 10:59 AM »
I admit it.  Sometimes I feel a bit "overdosed" on QE2 after all these years and need a break.

Then I look at these photo competitions and it takes me back on board again, and it starts all over again.

Thank you everyone for taking and submitting these photos, for the running of the competition (which I have no hand in) and for taking the time to vote.
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Offline Jeff Mahler

Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #14 on: Aug 23, 2020, 12:57 AM »
Feels weird to vote for photos, not your own.
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #15 on: Aug 23, 2020, 01:08 AM »
Feels weird to vote for photos, not your own.

Believe me, the photographers will appreciate your vote (although of course they will not know who voted for them). And we all appreciate it if as many people as possible join in the voting -- may the best photo win!

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #16 on: Aug 23, 2020, 08:43 PM »
19 voters and one photo pretty far in the lead ! Please log in, check out the photos, and vote for your three favourites !  :)
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Offline David Risley

Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #17 on: Aug 27, 2020, 10:43 AM »
It's good to see the swimming pools onboard, a tantalizing taste of the luxury of the day. That said they were not always so sparkling looking! I remember back in 1972? when the QE2 broke down on route from New York to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands, i think one of the boilers ruptured and completely disabled the ship. Our nearest port was Hamilton Bermuda. All the services toilets air conditioning etc:failed and within hours the atmosphere became unbearable below decks. Any way long story short, after we had transferred the passengers to other cruise vessels we had a big clean up and then sat bobbing around in the Bermuda Triangle, Gulp! It was very hot so pretty much all the crew took to the deck, the pools had not been filled yet so someone took the initiative and filled the stern pool. What a great idea you might think but it was a bit disastrous. It could only be filled from a pump and hoses slung over the side.  Only a slick of oil was clinging to the hull of the ship as the pump kicked in great gout's of fuel oil started filling the pool. It smelt pretty bad and of course put the kibosh on that idea. It was duly drained and everyone mucked in to get it clean again. Eventually it got filled from another part of the sea where the slick was not evident so we got our cooling off pool. Sleeping out under the stars was great, not that there was much sleep with beers aplenty and the splosh of drunken folk lolloping into the pool :)

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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #18 on: Aug 28, 2020, 11:25 PM »
20 voters, one photo in the lead, and a short while left to cast your ballot if you have not already done so. As always, the selection of photos is awesome !  :)
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Re: Poll July 2020 : Swimming pools
« Reply #19 on: Aug 30, 2020, 06:09 PM »
Still 20 voters. And there are two more days to vote ! Please join the group of QE2 lovers who have already cast their ballot !  :)
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