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The new Queen sails into harbor

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  2. JSinNOLA

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    Simply amazing!

    What is the rate to get on that monster?
     
  3. WJHMH

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    Wow, looks like it barley cleared that bridge. Amazing....
     
  4. 96impalaSS

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    If Shaq or someone was on top of that stack at the time he probally couldve jumped up and slapped the bridge if it really was only 12ft above it.
     
  5. 1975gt4don

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    This is no garage Queen(pun intended). Sorry I couldn't resist due to the other thread.
     
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  7. whart

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    Great shots. Thank you. I saw it moored the last couple days at the pier on my drive to the office. And once i get to the office, many blocks away in Time Sq., the thing still looks huge.
    As to price, i don't think its too bad in stowage, but if you want the serious suite, its pretty dear, eg. here is one leg of a transatlantic run (per person):

    Duplex $27,249
    Q2 Duplex Apartment $24,749
    Q3 Royal Suites $15,999
    Q4 Penthouse $12,249
    Q5 Suites $8,499
    Q6 Suites $7,249
    P1 Junior Suites $5,619
    P2 Junior Suites $4,999
    B1 Deluxe Balcony $3,999
    B2 Deluxe Balcony $3,689
    B3 Deluxe Balcony (Obst) $3,499
    B4 Premium Balcony $3,369
    B5 Premium Balcony $3,249
    B6 Premium Balcony $3,119
    B7 Premium Balcony $2,999
    C1 Standard Ocean View $2,939
    C2 Standard Ocean View $2,809
    C3 Standard Ocean View $2,689
    C4 Standard Ocean View $2,499
    D1 Atrium $2,369
    D2 Standard Inside $2,249
    D3 Standard Inside $2,119
    D4 Standard Inside $1,999
    D5 Standard Inside $1,869
    D6 Standard Inside $1,619
    TF 3rd/4th Person $939
    Gratuities Charged
     
  8. WJHMH

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    I understand the QM2 has quite a long waiting list.
     
  9. lotustt

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    It really is that close to the bridge and the ship really is that tall! No joke and no room for error thats for sure. Quite amazing to see!
     
  10. 96impalaSS

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    Thats incredible!
     
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  12. dherman76

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    Incredible boat - where is it journeying too?
     
  13. Robin

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    Guy I work with got a room on the maiden voyage. Hopefully I'll run into him sometime soon and find out how it was. I know he paid roughly $15k for his room and has been waiting a pretty long time for it. Looks like a beaut...

    -R
     
  14. lotustt

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    The QM2 is taking over for the QE2 and is in NY right now and will be doing trans atlantic cruises from Southampton, England to NY and back.
     
  15. Jordan Ross

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    Wow! Those are very cool pics, and those prices are actually somewhat lower than I had anticipated.

    This brings up a question I wanted to ask,

    How many here have been on a Cruise ship vacation? Not quite the QE2 experience but Ive been on several trips to Roatan and Cancun, Jamaica etc. and really enjoyed it, except for some of the crazy hick type people that go. In a few years, maybe 2 I am thinking of a Cruise up to Alaska. My family usually goes on Royal Carribean or Norwegian (sp?) cruise lines, Carnival ships look fun but are very ugly and overdone.
    Its not very pricey and its only a week long so theres little "vacation burn out" or anything like that, anyone ever done it?
     
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    Goody, same line that ran the Titanic, more or less... Wonder if this LARGE critter will stay afloat.
     
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    Wasn't cunard a rival of the white star line?Back in titanic times anyway.
     
  19. Kds

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    I am amazed that it's not top heavy.....visually it appears so.....I am sure the designers have it figured it out though.

    Nice ship and thanks for the pics.....and thanks for posting those prices Bill.....FWIW.....I just did a USD-CAD conversion on the duplex fare posted, and a one way passage for me and the wife would cost more than our apartment in Rio does, or pay for half of a condo in Calgary.

    Wonder what they'd pay for lunch.....

    Anyone here remember seeing photos when the tugboat spray used to be higher than the ships were ?
     
  20. whart

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    In looking thru the voyage calendar, it seems like the QM2 is confined to short runs, in addition to the transatlantic run. Some of the voyages -108 days out, essentially around the world--on the QE2 are priced at over 340k dollars per person. My wife is easily seasick, so reluctant. I would like to do it, though, as long as its a throwback to the grand old tradition, and not one of those Vegas style, all you can eat, drink and gamble fests, which would probably be a bore.

    Has anybody done the ships thru Alaska?
     
  21. Kds

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    "the grand old style"

    It'd also be a good reason to buy a few new tux's......"dinner at eight ?... why tut tut old chap !!" I agree though......the "Carnaval cruise theme" would be too much.

    Living where I do the Alaskan cruises are cheap and we plan to do one next year.
     
  22. carl63_99

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    Cunard was a competitor of White Star at the turn of the last century. Cunard eventually bought out White Star, and as part of the deal had to honor legal obligations related to Titanic. It was on Discovery channel last year.

    With such a beautiful ship sitting in the foreground, does anybody else notice the one shot of the New York skyline where the World Trade Center once stood?
    Still hard to believe it's gone...
     
  23. DrStranglove

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    Just damn!!!


    So nice so nice!!!!


    How long is the Trans Atlantic trip anyway??

    DrS
     
  24. Seth

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    actually the ship would have been 12 feet from the bridge in high tide... the ship passed under it durring low tide...
     
  25. lotustt

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    Yes very much so there is a major void in that one picture. I noticed it right away, very sad still.

    And also i just read that yes like i said it passed under the bridge during low tide but it also stated there was still less than 20ft separating the two! So that is still very close and very close even at low tide! What a ship and does look to be in the vein of the grand style of old.
     
  26. CalGTS

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    i saw her leave the other week with the Aurora From Southampton


    think it's a bit of a lump compaired to the QM
     
  27. tbakowsky

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    Your right about that one. These new "ships" don't have the gracefulness of the older beauties that once crusied the oceans. That thing looks like it's about to fall over, I can't imagine what would happen to that thing in a heavy storm.
     

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