Cruise History: A wonderful video of THE LAST SURVIVING OCEAN LINERS… There are currently 35 surviving classic ocean liners and cruise ships in the world. Click here for more information and a complete history on these great surviving ships. Read More »
HISTORY OF THE CUNARD LINE – THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEAMSHIP COMPANY AND A CRUISE LINE CARRYING ON THE TRADITION OF THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS
Social History: History of The Cunard Line – The world’s most famous steamship line… carrying on the great tradition of first class liners celebrating the age of cruising the past with the new luxury liner QUEEN ELIZABETH! The best YOUTUBE video on Cunard’s newest liner: QUEEN ELIZABETH. UK’s monarch and a ship named after her. Great tradition, retro fun and ... Read More »
HISTORY OF THE QE2 – Cruise and Social History. The Queen Elizabeth 2, or QE2 as she is commonly known was the flagship of the Cunard Line for nearly 40 years. QE2 made her maiden voyage in 1969 and was one of the last great Transatlantic liners. At 70,327 tons and 963 feet long with a top speed of 32.5 ... Read More »
Dubai may sell QE2 to tackle debt crisis The high-profile “trophy asset” of Dubai’s boom years may have to be sold to pay off the emirate’s mounting debts.
Is QE2 doomed to the scrap heap in India? Bring out the worry beads! Cruise Ship History: Dubai may sell former Cunard Line QE2 to tackle debt crisis – The high-profile “trophy asset” of Dubai’s boom years may have to be sold to pay off the emirate’s mounting debts. The QE2 competes with the RMS Titanic for media attention. From ... Read More »
A backstage view aboard the QE2 and Norwegian Sun. Legend has it ship’s crews have more fun. While they are partying – the passengers are watching jugglers, ventriloquists or versions of old Broadway Shows! Here are two youtube videos to give you a look below deck so you can judge for yourself… This video was made by entertainers aboard the ... Read More »
QE2 arriving in Dubai last November. Will the QE2 make cruise ship history as a hotel or eventually be sent to the scrap heap? The QE2 hotel project appears to be on hold in Dubai. Looking forlorn, forgotten and unloved, Cunard’s former queen of the Atlantic swelters under the glare of the fierce, unremitting Dubai sun as temperatures climb to ... Read More »
Major Cruise Ship History Event of 2008 – The final departure of Cunard Line’s QE2 from Southampton. Marking the end of the “liner” era. One of the most important media and historical cruise ship events this year.
Click above to see an excellent video on the November departure from Southampton of the QE2. The QE2 seen on one of the ship’s many annual “Around the World” voyages. Read More »
CRUISE HISTORY: SHIPS THAT PASS IN THE NIGHT. Turned into hotels! The liners QUEEN ELIZABETH, AMERICA, UNITED STATES, CANBERRA and soon to be the QE2.
By Paul Ash – Accidental Tourist (Times, Johannesburg, South Africa) US Line’s SS AMERICA waited 15 years to be converted to a hotel and then was wrecked while being towed. Some people think the QE2 should have been scrapped, like so many other famous liners, on the beaches of Alang in India. Others say better a floating hotel than being ... Read More »
Malcolm Oliver’s cruise blog questions the historical significance and legend of Cunard Line’s QE2. It is interesting reading for anyone interested in cruise line and cruise ship history: Cunard’s QE2 – An Overrated Legend? by Malcolm Oliver Introduction By the time that you read this the QE2 will have retired and be undergoing the process of being converted to become ... Read More »
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM CRUISING THE PAST – IMAGES OF CUNARD LINE’S QE2 – FAMOUS LUXURY LINER COMPLETES FINAL VOYAGE AT DUBAI
Images of the QE2 arriving and docking at Port Rashid, Dubai… Read More »
Cruise Ship History: The Q.E. 2 Makes Final Visit to New York – End of an era for Cunard Line’s “QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”
Q.E. 2 – Final Visit to New York – N.Y. Times Photo October 17, 2008 (courtesy of the New York Times) … In a parting embrace under the lady lighting the harbor, the Queen Elizabeth 2 slipped beneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at dawn Thursday to pay a last visit to New York and a grander new sister ship, before ... Read More »