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    Default Queen Victoria visit to Liverpool

    Following on from last years visit by the cruis ship Queen Mary 2,
    i was wondering if anyone else was going to see the larger ship Queen Victoria tomorrow (monday july 26th).
    she will be docking around 9.30 ish and leaving later on in the night.

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-26920203/

    Mersey ferry is going to be sailing up to meet her again (got my ticket ) and also will be getting as close as possible during it's normal ferry runs.

    hope you can get time to see her.

    i'll be posting my best pics here sometime tuesday


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    I'll be on Blackbeards' Pirate ship the Queen Anne tomorrow.. (true)... We sail out on this magnificent rendition with full sails ahead.. for about 2 miles ...then, go in circles for filming Pirates of the Caribbean 4..of Stranger Tides.. Ya get circle sick a bit. aarrrrh aarrrrh matie... Hope you have a wonderful time on the Queen Victoria.. Thats' super..

    My pics will come later.. contractoral issues.. aloha...

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    ****, would love to see those pics, but totaly understand about the contract part.. loved the first lot of films and hope the new one (ones) will be as good

    have a fantastic time on your cruise even if you are just turning left the whole time
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    amazing pictures as always. (jealous)

    mine came out almost too white because of the fog this morning. but will try and edit them a little bit, and post them later.
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    I was disappointed with Victorias looks,she did not have the style and glamour of the old Queens or the QE2. Like a seagoing condominium, but I wish her well,maybe I'll get to sail in her sometime,
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    A couple of pic's of the "Victoria",from earlier on! (wait till you see the nightime shots)
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    What a superb collage of photographs and all with a slightly different perspective. Here my pathetic contribution, taken from across the rooftops of Northumberland Terrace.
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    This one from my kayak

    Two Victorias,the ship and the tower

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    Great pics everyone.

    I think the ship looks like a casino. Very ugly. Very Carnival

    When Queen Mary 2 was first built they did a Two Queens in New York Harbour and when they left they sailed out together in the evening. One of the British charities I belong to rented a boat and we had permission to sail out with them for two hours partying of course, lots of food and wine, then we returned to the harbour. It was sad for me as Queen Mary 2 is so big and awkward and QE2 so beautiful and sleek, seeing them together was amazing. For most of the 2 hours we could only see QM2 as she is so big. Only going to join them and when we stayed back and they carried on did we get perfect views of both.

    I had just got my first 'cyber' camera and had not realised you had to charge batteries every time and you had to delete pics already on!!!! I only got two perfect pics and they went down with my computer about 6 years ago!!!

    I know the 'brag' about the QE2 was that she was built to exactly fit into the Panama Canal so she could do a 'full and proper' world cruise. I have pics of us in the canal and we look as if we are sailing on land!!! The overhead pics the camera crew took are amazing, looks like we are going down a road at one point! These ships would never fit.

    So I suppose this means I DON'T LIKE THESE NEW SHIPS, They are big ugly hotels. The Epic was just here, Jeez, another monstrosity! Just my opinion.
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    Ronijayne,,,,,I agree with you,,,,DONT LOOK SAFE TO ME,,,

    Nothing like the old Queens,,,,Like comparing James Bond to Inspector Gadget

    Bill......................Great pics though everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    Great pics everyone.

    I think the ship looks like a casino. Very ugly. Very Carnival

    When Queen Mary 2 was first built they did a Two Queens in New York Harbour and when they left they sailed out together in the evening. One of the British charities I belong to rented a boat and we had permission to sale out with them for two hours partying of course, lots of food and wine, then we returned to the harbour. It was sad for me as Queen Mary 2 is so big and awkward and QE2 so beautiful and sleek, seeing them together was amazing. For most of the 2 hours we could only see QM2 as she is so big. Only going to join them and when we stayed back and they carried on did we get perfect views of both.

    I had just got my first 'cyber' camera and had not realised you had to charge batteries every time and you had to delete pics already on!!!! I only got two perfect pics and they went down with my computer about 6 years ago!!!

    I know the 'brag' about the QE2 was that she was built to exactly fit into the Panama Canal so she could do a 'full and proper' world cruise. I have pics of us in the canal and we look as if we are sailing on land!!! The overhead pics the camera crew took are amazing, looks like we are going down a road at one point! These ships would never fit.

    So I suppose this means I DON'T LIKE THESE NEW SHIPS, They are big ugly hotels. The Epic was just here, Jeez, another monstrosity! Just my opinion.
    Got to admit,they look like a block of flats,with a funnel on! The QE2 is much more graceful looking!

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    Hi Ronijane, ........"These ships would never fit."..
    The Queen Vitoria does go through the Panama, she does it when she does the World Cruise. I have a photo somewhere that I got off the Panama Canal web cam.
    Queen Mary 2 is too big for the Canal. The new Queen Elizabeth coming out in October is 90,000 tons the same as Queen Vic will also go through the Panama Canal.

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    here's two of my best.. which is being kind. the rest are to foggy to be honest, when i get the hang of editing photos i may post more.

    thanks for posting all of your photos, they all look great
    hope you had a great day and didn't get to wet in all that rain. After the fog first cleared i ended going up to the cathedral tower in the hopes of some nice views, but the fog returned by the time i had climbed to the top lmfao. stood in a cloud

    oh well, never mind

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    great pics all!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    ........I think the ship looks like a casino. Very ugly. ........... Just my opinion.
    My youngest son said it was more like a building than on the ship.





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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    Hi Ronijane, ........"These ships would never fit."..
    The Queen Vitoria does go through the Panama, she does it when she does the World Cruise. I have a photo somewhere that I got off the Panama Canal web cam.
    Queen Mary 2 is too big for the Canal. The new Queen Elizabeth coming out in October is 90,000 tons the same as Queen Vic will also go through the Panama Canal.
    The press kit says she can but it must be a strange fit as we touched (scraped!) the sides of the canal at its narrowest point.
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    And this my dear friends is a ship. In my opinion.

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    I took this in dry dock in So'ton. We broke mid Atlantic in winter and bobbed for two days and a few months later we had to go into dry dock The OOOPS is one of those stick on funnies we use to buy.

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    Though most were consigned to oblivion,here are a few of my pathetic night time pic's of the Queen Vic',as she left! (Must stop using my missus's head as a tripod,she just wont stay still!)
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    Why has the Baltic Fleet Pub painted it's chimney's to match the Cunard line ships?

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    Baltic Fleet Pub.

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    I like the 'square shape' similarities too, Dazza, and who knows, perhaps the pub is setting off to a better location!!!! "Bon Voyage"! Baltic Fleet. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm NZ View Post
    I like the 'square shape' similarities too, Dazza, and who knows, perhaps the pub is setting off to a better location!!!! "Bon Voyage"! Baltic Fleet. Cheers.
    Ha, you're probably right there Norm. It has it's own brewery as well, so there's nothing keeping it from cutting and running. Bon Voyage indeed.

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    The Skipper on that ship is The "Captain of the World".

    What a great Title to have. "I am the MASTER of the WORLD."

    See this..........www.aboardtheworld.com/ - Cached - Similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain kong View Post
    The Skipper on that ship is The "Captain of the World".

    What a great Title to have. "I am the Captain of the World."

    See this..........www.aboardtheworld.com/ - Cached - Similar
    I guess the owners of the floating condominium wanted to do a Beatles Tour...

    Having a shared "floating home" is an interesting idea.

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