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Author Topic: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not  (Read 12570 times)

Colin Bishop

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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2008, 03:30:31 pm »

Some nice pictures of QE2 and QV on the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/asia_pac_ships_in_royal_rendezvous/html/1.stm

Beauty and the Beast!
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2008, 04:36:36 pm »

Hi John,

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time on QE2, we are really looking forward to it, and we don't have long to wait as she arrives in Sydney tomorrow morning (Sunday 24th) our time. The Panama Canal should be great, and I believe the transit is in daylight too.

The Queen Victoria arrived this morning and was all over the early TV news. I must say that from the outside she looks as if she is built from Lego blocks, but the shots we saw of the interior look absolutely magnificent. We are going to try and see them both tomorrow, but I think half of Sydney will be doing the same thing, so it could be interesting.

Which voyage did you do?

Peter.
In a way it is a bit sad that you are not doing both a day and a night transit. The underwater lights in the canal are magical. But hope you enjoy the debauchery anyway. BY.
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #77 on: February 24, 2008, 09:16:57 pm »

Thanks Bryan, I'm sure we will. I didn't realise that there were underwater lights in the canal.
Peter.
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2008, 09:26:43 pm »

Some excellent shots, Colin. Perhaps I'm biased, (I grew up in Sydney) but Sydney Harbour is absolutely magnificent, especially on a sunny day, as it was yesterday. The "Royal Rendezvous" received plenty of TV coverage here - Sydneysiders love the big ships, and there will be plenty of them here over the next month or so as the cruising season is in full swing.
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2008, 11:39:59 am »

The Capital of the State I live in is called Hobart, on saturday there were three cruise ships there for the day, what chaos 8500 let loose for the day.....................


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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2008, 06:43:03 pm »

At Gibraltar yesterday;
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Colin Bishop

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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2008, 07:03:19 pm »

You can clearly see the mark where she hit the quay in Malta earlier in the week. Quite a bit of P40 needed there....
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2008, 09:13:13 pm »

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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2008, 09:50:35 pm »

I was lead to believe that all of these new breed of ships now had satelite gps docking systems that are supposed to dock these ships to the nearest inch and as such eleviate such cock ups!
MMMMH. think I'll cancel my round the world cruise on her in the morning, lol. :o :D {-)
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Re: The New Queen Victoria - Have they made a mess or not
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2008, 08:17:25 pm »

Ah yes but if someone moves the dock...     :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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