Last night (Sunday 10pm EST) I saw the most fascinating documentary on the Queen Mary II. It explained why its shape makes it an ocean liner and not a cruise ship. I always thought it was an ugly ship but now I take that back. She is built for handling the Atlantic crossings. In fact, the crossing that was filmed included a terrible storm on the 1st night at sea.
The show touched on how they make fresh water, handle the black and grey water, recycling, baggage handling, steering etc. There was also an outbreak of the dreaded stomach virus and it showed the cleaning and dissenfecting of the infected cabins.
Has anyone else see this show?
Finally getting back on a Dam ship, Nieuw Amsterdam Nov'11 (My Mom's 80'th B'day cruise)
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Originally posted by Hooked-on-HAL:
I always thought it was an ugly ship but now I take that back. She is built for handling the Atlantic crossings. In fact, the crossing that was filmed included a terrible storm on the 1st night at sea.
Maybe they learned something after Titanic? ^^
It's the same cruise-line right, or at least Cunard was a part of it? Or changed their name by now?
I like their atlantic consept. They're using their ships all over their world, and not for a specific area only.
And they have world cruises for more than 100 Nights!
I saw her in port last December and am still kicking myself for not booking her. They sent me an offer for the week before our Christmas cruise last year and I didn't do it because my hubby didn't have enough vacation time. I'll probably never get another offer like that She sure didn't look ugly to me. I think I did see the same special, it was on our Travel Channel station.
Penny, I'll have to catch The Travel Channel more frequently. I've seen a couple of specials on QM2, but the one Hooked-on-HAL mentioned didn't sound familiar. So, I'm in for a treat!
JuniorCruiser, Titanic was part of White Star Line (as was her sister ship Olympic, which had a lengthy career, by the way). In the 1930s, Cunard and White Star merged, forming Cunard-White Star, Ltd. The White Star name was dropped by 1950. (There's more to it, but this is a general overview.)
I did a transatlantic crossing on QE2 a few years ago. There is nothing like it...