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    Default The new Queen Elizabeth

    docks today in Southampton & is named on monday by our present Queen,sorry if you all know but should be worth a look,we are coming from Poole on sat so might be a bumpy ride,5 to 6 easterly!!!! see you there,regards mm1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm1 View Post
    docks today in Southampton & is named on monday by our present Queen,sorry if you all know but should be worth a look,we are coming from Poole on sat so might be a bumpy ride,5 to 6 easterly!!!! see you there,regards mm1.
    Called in to Algeceras on way to Southampton to have a paint touch up. Due into Gibraltar on the second cruise as the Canaries are the maiden voyage. Look forward to getting up close and having a good look when she docks here!

    Any Pictures appreciated!!!

    Paul
    Boating is the only thing that keeps me sane!

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    Yep in today for the w/e so expect to wizz over and take a gander.


    The pix I have seen already show an elegant vessel compared to the other S'hampton based beasts

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    Is it gonna be the QE3? and is it bigger and grander than the Queen Mary?

    I note its only 14ft longer then the liner I was on in May

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    Cunard's new cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth, has arrived into its home port of Southampton.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11504212
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive.

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    and aren't Cunard being shy over where they had her built ?

    Fincantieri 's Monfalcone shipyard in Trieste

    "I nama dis sheepa, an' Godda bless'all who maka sail in in her, si ? "

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    Looks like they've done a nice job. Always tricky to get the proportions right on an aft cabin boat.

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    Thumbs down You've obviously never been there, have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    and aren't Cunard being shy over where they had her built ?

    Fincantieri 's Monfalcone shipyard in Trieste

    "I nama dis sheepa, an' Godda bless'all who maka sail in in her, si ? "
    PS: before you ask: yes, I have.

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    Not been to that facility, but I did have a meal with Tommaso Milanese, then Condirettore Generale, some time ago in Edinburgh.

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    In this case, I guess he invited you to see Monfalcone.
    And aside from the previous jokes, if you have such opportunity, I'd really recommend a yard tour. Absolutely impressive.

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