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    Default QM2 spotted!!

    http://www.shipais.com/showship.php?mmsi=235762000

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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.
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
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    how it once was?


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