So These Three Queens Sail Into A Port…

This wasn’t quite what I was expecting when I clicked on this headline

Three ‘Queens’ in final meeting
Three grand luxury liners have met in their home port of Southampton for the first and final time in their history.
Cunard’s fleet of “Queens” – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2 – lined up for the historic meeting at about 1800 BST.
The QM2 and Queen Victoria then left port shortly afterwards, leaving the QE2 in dock.
The QE2 will retire in November when it will be converted into a hotel in Dubai after more than 40 years in service.

I get to see them fairly often when they are here in NY harbor. The Cunard ships still look like steamships of old; they’re much more appealing to me then these modern mega-liners that look more like icky ocean hotels on a barge.

2 Responses to “So These Three Queens Sail Into A Port…”

  1. I agree on the looks of the Cunard ships, but functionally the new ones have more useable deck space. At least, they seem to though I haven’t cruised on one of the old style ships, only toured them.
    BTW, my high school senior prom was on the original Queen Mary in Long Beach.

  2. Dave E. says:

    One of my sisters had her wedding and reception on the Queen Mary in 2001 and I stayed a couple of nights on it. I thought it was pretty cool even if it seemed a little worse for wear and tear at the time. IIRC they were in the process of refurbishing the ship at the time and my cabin hadn’t been done yet. Still, it was a fun stay and I’d love to do a transatlantic cruise sometime.

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