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    #46
    That doesn't surprise me Captain. The Rotterdam influenced several ocean liners from that time since the twin uptakes where something new and almost revolutionary. Canberra had a similar design and Eugenio C did as well.

    An updates image an article of the QE2 at Dubai.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ening-QE2.html

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      #47
      Thanks for that update Captain RJ, I was thinking it's time we heard something about her again, not that we have learnt anything new. Nice photo of her though.

      To be honest I can fully understand why nothing as been seen to be done yet.
      It is bound to take many months for detailed plans to be drawn up. There are bound to be many months spent pouring over the original ships plans and surveying the ship. Once this is done then they can draw up their new plans, and no doubt these will need to be tweaked until they are happy with them.
      One other plus side is that she is looking good still, I know it's hard to tell from a distance, but in the image you posted she does seem to be well looked after.

      Lets keep our fingers crossed that my appraisal of the situation is correct, and hope for a positive future for the ex Cunard flagship.
      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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        #48
        Maybe the QE2 saga isn't quite finished yet. Oh boy, I just knew it was going to be one of those years. Has anyone got any sanity pills?

        QE2 Returns?
        Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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          #49
          Originally posted by SaintsFCFan View Post
          Maybe the QE2 saga isn't quite finished yet. Oh boy, I just knew it was going to be one of those years. Has anyone got any sanity pills?

          QE2 Returns?
          PLEASE. PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!!!

          Oh my god, that came out of the blue! Just how wonderful would that be? Boy, if this came true I would fire the old Mondeo up and I would be straight down to Southampton!

          Just how nice would that be?
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            #50
            Oooooh yeps!!! I'm going too if the gracious lady returns. I couldn't believe it when I checked in on Southamptons online echo site feed. You get all sorts of info about the port and ships in general.
            How nice would that be.... that would be very very nice.

            Here's the news feed
            http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/rss/

            The site location
            http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/
            Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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              #51
              Thank you Sir, that site is now in my bookmarks!

              Lets hope the old proverb is true - 'There is no smoke without fire'!!
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                #52
                Your very welcome Steve. This news has got me to thinking some confusing thoughts. Now could this be because the final bill of sale sale wasn't met from the economic problems which the Dubai company obviously have? I am thinking all kinds of senarios that could be the cause of this. I just hope it isn't a typical bogus press story to sell more editions.
                Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                  #53
                  Even more interesting, Reuben Goossens over at ssMaritime is also reporting rumours concerning the QE2 possibly being on the move soon. Umm, the plot thickens!
                  http://www.ssmaritime.com/
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    #54
                    This is giving me the heebie jeebies to say the least. It's becoming an awful feeling to me that she is going into troubled waters of the worse kind. I hope not.
                    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                      #55
                      So long as her next home port is with Southamptonn. Not a place that begins with A and ends with g. I'm not going to say that one!
                      Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                        #56
                        Im just so relieved that you found you snippet of information before I found mine, the news from ssMaritime on it's own would have worried me a great deal, but your news gives hope that maybe she's got a bright future after all. Reuben's hears a rumour that she may be on the move, you find a report saying that someone is looking into her coming to Southampton - the two bits of news together do not sound too bad.
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                          #57
                          QE2's arrival of UAE:

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                            #58
                            QE1 Gift is just Nakheel’s Cup of Tea

                            http://www.nakheel.com/en/news/nakhe...ift-cup-of-tea
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              QE2's arrival of UAE:

                              That's quite an impressive video. Looking at that i certainly get the impression that they are very proud of their new possession. Ummm, maybe they won't be giving her back any time soon.
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                                #60
                                I tried finding any information on Nakheel's website but could not find much details or news about the QE2 at all... as if she is not even included in any of their plans at all at this time....

                                www.nakheel.com
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