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    Default QM2 spotted!!

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    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
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    Went down to Seacombe Ferry to watch it coming in. Mighty impressive. Thought for a moment it was gonna hit the ferry terminal. Looked like a major job turning her around.

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    Looks like she's got two additional funnels modelled upon the spires of the Liver Building.
    Great photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Looks like she's got two additional funnels modelled upon the spires of the Liver Building.
    Great photo.
    Ha, could well be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Looks like she's got two additional funnels modelled upon the spires of the Liver Building.
    Great photo.
    just don't ask where the smoke comes out from
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    Queen Mary has three funnels, the big red one and two aft painted white.

    When she blows her whistle, it is on the Red Funnel, it is the original whistle off the old Queen Mary, now retired as a hotel ship in Long Beach California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    Queen Mary has three funnels, the big red one and two aft painted white.

    When she blows her whistle, it is on the Red Funnel, it is the original whistle off the old Queen Mary, now retired as a hotel ship in Long Beach California.

    Hey Brian - hope you're well.

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    My initial reaction to this ship was - "I don't care". The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were Liverpool owned and never once sailed up the Mersey. Cunard moved out of the city.

    Should I take heed of the parable, the Prodigal Son? Well he came home, this is only visiting.
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    Hey Brian - hope you're well. Kevin


    Not so bad Kevin, I had the stitches out on Friday and go to Physio twice a week. Not allowed to drive until I see the surgeon in three weeks. Still got my drinking arm that gets plenty of physio.

    Cheers

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    Through the gangway of the on and off terminal

    Starting her turn

    Turn completed

    Welcome

    Finish with engines

    We`ve finished lets go for dinner





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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    Hey Brian - hope you're well. Kevin


    Not so bad Kevin, I had the stitches out on Friday and go to Physio twice a week. Not allowed to drive until I see the surgeon in three weeks. Still got my drinking arm that gets plenty of physio.

    Cheers
    Good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    My initial reaction to this ship was - "I don't care". The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were Liverpool owned and never once sailed up the Mersey. Cunard moved out of the city.

    Should I take heed of the parable, the Prodigal Son? Well he came home, this is only visiting.
    Not an easy ship to get excited about - a large barge with accommodation on top. Cruise ships used to have style but now it's about maximising the passengers you can get afloat then making compromises to try and get your block of flats look like a ship. They've only partially succeeded.

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    Thanks to all of you who posted those pictures,especially you Joe;they were the next best thing to being there,
    BrianD

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Not an easy ship to get excited about - a large barge with accommodation on top. Cruise ships used to have style but now it's about maximising the passengers you can get afloat then making compromises to try and get your block of flats look like a ship. They've only partially succeeded.
    This is trying to look like a 1930s liner. OK to look at. The large cruisers like Grand Princess I think look good. The sterns have real nice touches to them.
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    i for one had a great time.

    hope everyone else that went to see her had a good one too.

    a few niggly things spoilt it, people pushing by and getting in the way of a good shot, the ferry hitting a wave and ruining that perfect pic. and my camera bag breaking in two places, time to get a new one.

    if anyone goes to the fireworks, enjoy and wrap up warm

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    Great pic's everyone!( Think Queen Mary II,would look better with Liverpool under it's name,though!)

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    Brilliant pics all. It amazes me when I think my mum went the states on that beauty.
    Very fine pics all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    My initial reaction to this ship was - "I don't care". The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were Liverpool owned and never once sailed up the Mersey. Cunard moved out of the city.

    Should I take heed of the parable, the Prodigal Son? Well he came home, this is only visiting.
    Still, worth a million pounds to the local economy; not bad for one day's pay.

    For that I care, and the more welcome we make him, the more he just might just want to stay.

    Wasn't there something about a fatted calf....?

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    Great pictures guys. Reckon we should be grateful people wanna come to the city. All these visits are good for us.

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    Some great pics there! Couldn't get over the other side because of work, so took sme pics from over the water. Slight editing () because it was so dull out there today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by corky100 View Post
    Some great pics there! Couldn't get over the other side because of work, so took sme pics from over the water. Slight editing () because it was so dull out there today!
    Great pictures Corky. Don't remember the Mersey being that blue. Mighta been me bloodshot eyes.

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    Fantastic pictures and wonderful to see the ship at the Pier Head. I didn't realise Cunard passenger operations were shifted to Southampton in the 1930s. I wonder why that was?

    I've travelled to New York twice on the ship on a round trip, which includes five nights in NY in the Marriot in Times Square. Pretty good value for a 19 day holiday. Loads of activities on the crossing, films, shows, plays, all sorts of activities. Fantastic food and service. It's quite an experience. I was surprised to see tugs around it yesterday. It doesn't use any in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy6 View Post
    Fantastic pictures and wonderful to see the ship at the Pier Head. I didn't realise Cunard passenger operations were shifted to Southampton in the 1930s. I wonder why that was?
    Only the two largest liners, the Queens. Government money paid to finish the rusting Queen Mary on the slips at Glasgow. The condition was that to get the money and the lucrative mail contract to North America, the government instead the two largest ship use only southern ports. The rape of Liverpool continued

    I was surprised to see tugs around it yesterday. It doesn't use any in New York.
    The tugs were to turn her around, she sailed up the river by herself. Her bow thrusters alone can manoeuvre the ship onto the landing stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kebabman View Post
    Great picture kb, looks spectacular.

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    I did the Maiden Voyage on her, a 14 day trip to West Indies and Fort Lauderdale Fla. in January 2004 and in January 2006 I did the round South America trip six weeks, Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles via Cape Horn six weeks.
    She is a fantastic ship, the best I have ever been on for Everything.
    She is the only ship with a planetarium. Your seat rolls back and then you seem to travel through space and the stars and planets. An incredible experience. Fantastic catering and entertainment.
    Forget the kids inheritence go on a trip on QM2.

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    from Tower Rd , Birkenhead

    From the East Float,Birkenhead

    Prison ship ???



    "I hope thats not our gangway"

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    i was watching granada reports from that night, today ( yeah, i sky+ it) at omg, i was on camera for about 5 secs, shamefull. i look like a dogs dinner, but i was lovely and warm so i don't really care ..

    reporter was a bit of allright too i even supressed a giggle as the ferry was in the wind and she was warming her hands and her errrm lets say legs with the big fluffy microphone


    oh well, it's a laugh isn't it
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