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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007, 05:10:22 PM »

Interesting, but it rather sounds like it will be another  standardised cruise ship with a fancy paint scheme like Queen Victoria rather than a true ocean liner like QE2 or QM2.
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007, 05:34:56 PM »

Agreed, and if it is build by Fincantieri it will not last fourty years either!!
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 10:14:42 PM »

Our QE 11 should tell them to bu--er of unless its built in a BRITISH ship yard and if we haven't got a yard big enough build one.

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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 10:18:07 PM »

Cunard is owned by Carnival Corporation - American. And the skills to build a large cruise liner no longer exist within the UK. Essentially, like the Queen Victoria, the new Queen Elizabeth is just a marketing exercise.
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 10:37:27 PM »

"Furthermore we are delighted that Her Majesty The Queen has given her blessing to our calling this new Cunarder ‘Queen Elizabeth’, after our first vessel of that name. ”

Would it have made any difference if The Queen had not given her blessing ??
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 11:17:49 PM »

probably not.  However one thing that I hope it doesnt turn out like, is a sister style of the QM2, having said that, if she looks like one of the Carnival boats then at least it will have some styling.
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 12:25:49 AM »

Colin, I think, sadly, that the days of the true ocean liner are gone, and any new ships will be of the glitz and glamour variety.
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Re: Cunard announces new Queen Elizabeth build.
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 12:28:47 AM »

that glitz and glamour era probably started with the normandie as well
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