Future of QE2


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Had an exciting chat with Cunard today about QE2's sailing schedule through 2004 and the new QM2. This year QE2 has one eastbound transat left on August 26, and 2 westbound ones Oct 1 and Oct 24 before she starts cruising- am hoping to be on one of those! Her final transat will be on April 25, 2004, NY-Southampton and BOOK NOW if you are interested. She will be "escorted" across by the new lady QM2! What a concept- tandem and parallel Queens! QE 2 will then do European runs- no plans to retire her. Hurray! This seasons' fares are a BARGAIN at $1100 one way -all taxes and air included!
 

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Thanks for sharing this with us Shelly. Glad to hear it.

Also, for my own curiosity who did you talk to at Cunard???
 

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Hi Shelley,

I heard about this while I was on board the ship. I'm definitely going to try to be on board the QM2 when she makes her first transatlantic crossing on April 16 (my birthday), or the QE2 on April 25, 2004. On that day, it will be the first time in a long time that two Queens are in New York on the same day.

I'm also happy that Cunard is not retiring the QE2, but it will be sad to see her taken off the transatlantic route.

Best regards,

Jason
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"...it will be the first time in a long time that two Queens are in New York on the same day..."

If New York is still as I recall it, you are much mistaken about that!
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...I... don't know. As much as I am interested in seeing this history unfold and would be an awesome sight, you are speaking to a woman who starved, crossing the Eastbound U.S.A. because the "NUT MIX" the Airlines were offering had an expiration date of April 15th! :)
 
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Im happy to see that the Qm2 is not retiring, but it will be sad to see from what I understand the final tansatlantic ship in the world become just another cruse liner.
 
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I don't speak ship very well. ecsuse me if I have misunderstood anything said here
 
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Hi Chris,

It seems that the new QM2 will be every inch a transatlantic ship as well though. She's been designed with that purpose in mind. It's interesting that Cunard designed her themselves after having originally put the design out to various other firms. Without exception, they all came back with cruise ship designs disguised to look like an ocean liner. So Cunard got together a team (including at least one naval architect who worked on QE2) and did the job properly. QM2 will be able to do 30 knots and is designed to withstand whatever the North Atlantic can throw at her. Can't wait to see her myself.

Cheers

Paul
 

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Cunard although under Carnival is still very much the same company it was 90 years ago. Full of pride, with every right to be that way.
 
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Hi Erik,

That's great to hear. I've heard some detractors saying that Cunard were just doing the heritage thing because of 1997 film. Personally, that never quite rang true with me. I was glad when Carnival bought them - they understand the market and have plenty of cash to play with. I hope Cunard under Carnival goes from strength to strength.

Cheers

Paul
 

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Congratulations, Jason.

BTW, if you need someone to carry, and take care of, your luggage, while you're on the ship, I can help you there. :-;
 

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Erik said: "Jason must be rich!!!"

LOL! No I'm not rich Erik, I just can afford it.

It would be great to see you on the ship! If you want to reserve a cabin, you should do it soon because their aren't that many left.

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Jason
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Out of curosity and you don't have discuss it but how much did you pay for your cabin and did the price include air fare???
 

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It's ok Erik, I don't mind. The total price for the cabin including air fare is $3,998 US. In order to reserve the cabin, I had to pay a deposit of $1200.

The full payment won't be due until January, 2004.

Best regards,

Jason
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Plenty of time to save up then. Did you go through Cunard or through a travel agent. I think I am try to convince my wife that it is time for another cruise. Think she will go for it???
 
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