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Ernie Luck

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Hi Adam

Here is a link to a blog on Cruise Critic with some excellent photos of the interior rooms on the Victoria. Hope I'm not breaching copyright?

The Queen Elizabeth's maiden voyage is in October. I believe she is being decorated in Art deco style. Same hull as the Queen Victoria but slightly bigger. Apparently 40% of QM2 and 40% of the QV staff are transferring to the Queen Elizabeth. A lot of extra crew are currently under training on the Victoria. It should be a successful maiden voyage

http://photos-by-maureen.fotopic.net/c1541793.html
 
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Adam Went

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Hey Ernie,

Thanks muchly for the info....checked out the link, she does look pretty flash. Especially like those chandelier lights. Good to see new ships on such a grand scale still appearing....

Be sure to give an account of your trip on the QE if you ever get to sail on her as well! :)
 
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Joe Russo

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Beautiful pictures Ernie. Thanks so much for sharing. My parents are going on the QV in October for the 12 Day Mediterranean Odyssey. I've forwarded the link to them. The ship is really lovely.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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>>Hope I'm not breaching copyright?<<

Since all you're doing is posting a link to the site and giving proper due credit, copyright is not a problem.
 
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Ernie Luck

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Cruise on QE? Hopefully next year, Adam.

I'm sure your parents will enjoy it, Joe

Re Copyright - Thanks Michael. I knew I could rely on you to make sure, I was behaving myself in church.
Grin


Ernie
 
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Adam Went

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Next year? Must be nice to be loaded, Ernie. I imagine tickets wouldn't exactly be cheap. ;-)

Cheers,
Adam.
 
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Ernie Luck

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Hi Adam,

'loaded', I don't think so; more a question of choices. If you can afford a second-hand car you could probably use the money for a cruise instead. Cruising is becoming cheaper and speaking for the U.K the industry is expected to double in the next decade. We are digressing a bit and I suggest we leave it at this.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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>>We are digressing a bit and I suggest we leave it at this.<<

If you wish to follow that up, the New Age Of Passenger Liners thread would be a completely appropriate place to go. I've found the odd news story on this on occasion and that thread is for more then just the news.
 
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Joe Russo

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Camilla revisits Cunard ship
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The Duchess of Cornwall is returning to visit Cunard’s Queen Victoria, which she named in December 2007.

The Duchess will visit the liner when the ship calls at Liverpool for the first time on July 26, as part of celebrations for the 170th Anniversary of the company’s first ship setting out from Liverpool in July 1840. She will be greeted and escorted aboard the ship, by president and managing director, Peter Shanks. She will then meet several crew members, including the three longest-serving and the youngest.
More at:
http://www.ttglive.com/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=3208370&CMPI_SHARED_articleId=4216498&CMPI_SHARED_ImageArticleId=4216498&CMPI_SHARED_articleIdRelated=42 16498&CMPI_SHARED_ToolsArticleId=4216498&CMPI_SHARED_CommentArticleId=4216498&articleTitle=Camilla%20revisits%20Cunard%20ship
 
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Joe Russo

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Make a Return Visit to Queen Victoria
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LONDON, July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will pay her second visit to Cunard's Queen Victoria, which she named in December 2007, when the ship calls for the first time at Liverpool on 26 July.

And not only will the Duchess be reacquainting herself with 'her' ship and crew, but will help Cunard celebrate the 170th Anniversary of the company's first ship setting out from Liverpool in July 1840.
More at:
http://www.sys-con.com/node/1471727
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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Let's hope that the ship doesn't get hit with Norovirus this time. It was co-incidental but the Camilla bashers in the media just loved it.
 
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Joe Russo

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Camilla guest of honour on Queen Victoria
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Camilla, who is Godmother of the 90,000-ton Cunard vessel after naming it two years ago, unveiled a plaque to mark the 170th anniversary of the company's first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool.
Hundreds of passengers and well-wishers lined the decks and the banks of the River Mersey to see the Duchess, who was forced to shelter from the rain under an umbrella.
More at:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/royalfamilyvideo/7910512/Camilla-guest-of-honour-on-Queen-Victoria.html
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From CruiseIndustryNews:

8/24/10 - Savings Offered on Queen Victoria 2011 Panama Canal Voyages
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Coming off the heels of Cunard Line’s historic Royal Rendezvous on 13 January 2011, when all three Queens — Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the newly launched Queen Elizabeth — will sail into New York harbour on the same day, Queen Victoria debuts her Americas Season for sailings through the Panama Canal, visiting ports between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including Aruba, Mexico and Los Angeles.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4400-82410-savings-offered-on-queen-victoria-2011-panama-canal-voyages.html
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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From CruiseIndustryNews:

9/13/10 - Entertainment News Pioneer Rona Barrett Joins Queen Victoria Hawaii Voyage
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In late January 2011, as part of Queen Victoria’s debut Americas Season, Cunard Line will offer guests the opportunity to experience The New Golden Age of Ocean Travel with luxury cruise vacations to the tranquil islands of Hawaii. Additionally, guests sailing on the 17 February voyage will enjoy a very special Cunard Insights programme presented by Rona Barrett, recognized as the “first lady of entertainment news.”
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4466-91310-entertainment-news-pioneer-rona-barrett-joins-queen-victoria-hawaii-voyage.html
 
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