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Re: Sister Ships.
« Reply #15 on: Sep 11, 2010, 07:26 PM »
Blimey this is confusing.....

In the 50s my Mum emigrated to the USA on board the Cunarder MV Georgic....My grandma went on the Franconia returning on the Saxonia....so were they in fact Sisters to the Queens?  I wouldnn't have thought so....more like sisters to each other......eh?   ;

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Re: Sister Ships.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 25, 2011, 12:09 PM »
Cunard's advertising people are driving me NUTS.

They're describing everything with a red funnel as a sister ship.

A few days ago, QE and QM2 were sister ships - utterly ridiculous for 2 utterly different ships.    ::)

And Now - to top it ALL - QV and QM1 are sister ships!  LOL!!!     :-\

Where will they stop?  The Paddle Steamer Waverley will be a sisster ship soon - it has 2 red and black funnels and a black and white hull - it MUST be a sister ship, surely!!   :D

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 25, 2011, 04:28 PM »
Does this make Britannia and QE(3) sister ships?
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Re: Sister Ships.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 25, 2011, 04:48 PM »
Does this make Britannia and QE(3) siter ships?
If its got a red funnel or funnels and has at some point been owned by Cunard, its a sister.
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 25, 2011, 05:11 PM »
I wish the marketeers would look back at what they were doing in the earlier Carnival years.  I suppose since they had a true liner and a mini liner in the fleet helped!
http://rickwrite.com/cunard/cunard5.html
I suppose that could be difficult, though, calling the new ships liners.  Calling everything with a QE2 style funnel a liner and a "sister ship" is all too commonplace now.  :(
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Re: Sister Ships.
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2023, 08:13 PM »
They're at it again.

On the Cunard website you'll find QA and QM2 described as sister ships.  Sigh.

The definition is quite specific https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sister_ship#:~:text=A%20sister%20ship%20is%20a,roughly%20comparable%20features%20and%20equipment.
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