Tag Archives: QE2

70th Cruise!!!

I can’t believe I’ve done so many, though have slowed down a lot since my 50th on Norwegian Breakaway in 2013. That’s due to work and ongoing health issues over the past couple of years so getting my priorities right … Continue reading

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Cunard’s Thank You To Southampton

As everyone knows by now, 2015 is the 175th anniversary of Cunard or British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company as it was originally called. Since returning from the world cruises on the 3rd May, we’ve had all … Continue reading

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Cruise Ships & Southampton Registry

The brand new P&O flagship, Britannia, was unveiled to the media on the 21st and 22nd February 2015 as she was handed over to the company by builders Fincantieri. She is due to leave Monfalcone on the 27th, hopefully making … Continue reading

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New Era For P&O Cruises

In March 2015, the newest ship in the P&O fleet, Britannia, will arrive from Fincantieri. When she was unveiled in September 2013, all renderings had the usual buff on both funnels. Yet in January 2014, that was changed to Union … Continue reading

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Cunard at 175

We’ve already had P&O UK’s in 2012, when they achieved the remarkable feat (and logistical nightmare!) of having all 7 of their ships in their home port of Southampton. Next year it is the turn of Cunard to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Maritime Anniversaries

April 2012 commemorates two events involving passenger ships. The most famous one is the sinking of the Titanic on the 15th April 1912, having set sail from Southampton on the 10th at noon, resulting on over 1500 dead, more than … Continue reading

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A Ships’ Age – Launch or Service?

Up until 2006 when Cunard announced the ’40th Anniversary’ cruise for the QE2, to take place in September 2007, no one counted launch as the start of their life. After all, until that cynical ploy to sell a cruise (since … Continue reading

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