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From Cruise Critic:

Power Outage on QM2 Found to Be Result of Explosion
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(11:52 a.m. EST) -- It's hard not to worry about cruise ship safety these days. A fire onboard Carnival Splendor managed to cripple the massive vessel, a Ryndam passenger got access to an off-limits area of the ship and released the ship's anchor mid-cruise, and now it's come to light that a brief power outage on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 this September was actually the result of a dangerous explosion.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4256
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The Daily Telegraph:

Cabin fever as Prescott's cruise liner hit by norovirus
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Those who manage to escape freezing Britain for a Christmas cruise are not normally in need of sympathy from those of us shivering at home, but spare a thought for the passengers on board Queen Mary 2, on its way to the Caribbean.

An outbreak of norovirus has struck the flagship Cunard liner...
More at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/8225027/Cabin-fever-as-Prescotts-cruise-liner-hit-by-norovirus.html

Comment: Norwalk again????
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From Cruise Critic:

Pirates on a Cruise Ship? How Queen Mary 2 Addressed the Issue Head On
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(8:55 a.m. EST) -- It's a situation cruisers hope never to face: an attack by pirates. But what happens if you're on a world cruise and must sail through a dangerous area? Cruise Critic forum members have been buzzing about a recent posting by member dc-farer, who reprinted an advisory placed in all cabins aboard the ongoing Queen Mary 2 world cruise. He'd spotted it on a blog recounting the voyage.

Here's the text, which was dated March 30 and signed by Commodore Bernard Warner:
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4448
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From Cruise Critic:

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Flunks CDC Inspection
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(11:10 a.m. EDT) -- A human hair in an ice machine, "extremely dirty" water in a pool, chemicals stored near napkins and paper cups and even a few errant cockroaches -- these are just a few of the reasons that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to slap a rare failing grade on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 after its latest inspection.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4531
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From Cruise Critic:

Retested: Queen Mary 2 Passes Cruise Ship Sanitation Exam
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(11:10 a.m. EDT) -- Cunard's Queen Mary 2 Queen Mary 2 has passed its vessel sanitation re-test, some six weeks after suffering a failing score when inspectors found a human hair in the ice machine, dirty water in the pools and chemicals stored near napkins.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4566
 
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Dec 2, 2000
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Cunard Announces Queen Mary 2 Refit Plans
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Cunard Line has released details of the planned refit of the company’s flagship Queen Mary 2, in preparation for her eighth birthday in January 2012. With major refurbishments and redesigns of carpets, curtains, bedcovers and linens, and other enhancements, a luxury cruise vacation will be even more appealing aboard the grandest ocean liner at sea.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/6329 -cunard-announces-queen-mary-2-refit-plans-.html

Comment: This piece is more comprehensive then yesterday's OpEd.
 

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