FAREWELL to QE2

John Clifford

John Clifford

Member
Let us all post our thoughts here about, and offer farewell wishes to, the QE2.
 
John Clifford

John Clifford

Member
I'll begin:

Farewell QE2!!

CHEERS!! for 40 years of service, and for many of us wonderful cruise/excursion memories.
For me, that was the 1997 Trans-Atlantic Crossing (which included Millvina Dean as a fellow passenger) and the August Taste of the Mediterranean Cruise.

May you receive stupendous send-offs at each of your final port visits!

Tonight (it's almost 8:00 PM here in California) I will offer a toast:
"To the QE!2"!!!

CHEERS!!!
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
I see this is the end to an era of transatlantic travel. Other liners may come and go to fill a niche market but she's truly the last of a very special breed.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

Member
From Maritime Matters:

ONE LAST TIME AROUND
THE FINAL WORLD CRUISE OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
by
SHAWN J. DAKE


More of a photo page then anything else but with text and a lot of images. May take some time to load but worth the wait. See http://www.maritimematters.com/dakes_qe2-1.html and enjoy!
 
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Ernie Luck

Member
Oh dear. Latest news is she touched down on a sandbank entering the Solent at Brambles point. Tugs got her off quickly and no apparent damage.

A reminder that even in this day and age such things happen.
 
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James Carey

Member
I pray that she is treated with the respect she deserves when she arrives at her new owners.
 
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robert Mesman Schultz

Member
Goodbye dear QE2!

We'll meet again, in Dubai, 'cause if you can't come to us anymore, we'll come to you!

take care!
 
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Russell Smith

Member
Judging by her Bridge Cam there's alot of boats and lights around her in Southampton.
 
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Ellen Grace Butland

Guest
Farewell, te waka rangitira (Queen of ships) I wish you a happy retirement in Dubai. Lets be positive, at least she is not headed for Alang or Rosyth (like the Mauretania) and the new owners might have enough money to keep the QE2 in good condition, unlike the poor old Queen Mary.
 
Dave Gittins

Dave Gittins

Member
In accordance with tradition I say----

The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen!
 
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Russell Smith

Member
As an avid ship modeler I remember years ago building the QE2. I spent HOURS with a fine paint brush painting all the portholes black, applying the decals, stringing the foremast then proudly displaying it on my shelves, along with the Titanic, Lusitania, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and France.

Then one day I came home from school only to discover that the brackets holding the shelves to the wall had given way. I almost cried. All my beautiful ships lay crushed to smithereens on the floor.

134529
 
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robert Mesman Schultz

Member
Hi all,

I just checked QE2's bridgecam.
She has arrived.
 
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Ellen Grace Butland

Guest
So have I,she has indeed arrived, at least its not Alang, but what her future is I do not dare to consider. Farewell to my favourite ship, farewell.
 
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Joe Russo

Member
What time did she arrive? I checked the webcam at 12am Pacific time (which I believe is noon Dubai local time) and she was still heading southwest in the Persian Gulf. Was there even a flotilla worthy of her? Anything like the Queen Mary received?
 
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