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Is The QE2 Back In Southampton?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3624 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I was reading some where, that due to Dubai money problems, the QE2 was sent back to Southampton, and is moored there with one engine running. Is this true?

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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I heard it was off to Cape Town to be a temporary floating hotel for the Football World Cup, haven't heard anything more.

Perhaps MadameConcorde might know more? She seems to have most of the answers on these things.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Yeah it started raining and they had to turn back because everyone started drowning.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I was reading some where, that due to Dubai money problems, the QE2 was sent back to Southampton, and is moored there with one engine running. Is this true?

Wishful thinking... it would be fantastic but considering what we got to see from Dubai last night, I don't think the Sheikhs will give up on her so easily. Dubai has no fear of bankruptcy as neighbour Abu Dhabi is there with the several Billion $$$$ bailouts. AD can take ownership of the QE2.

I doubt that we will see her back in Southampton or anywhere in the UK again. As much as I would love to see it I don't think it will happen again. Who besides the Queen can chip in the money to buy her off? Sir Richard Branson could have turned into a Virgin cruise ship but he has other things in mind with the galactic flights.

This is a picture that was sent to me yesterday, taken from a fliight on 23 December.
Her Majesty of the Seas sitting idle, lonely and ignored at Port Rashid.  

http://img693.imageshack.us/i/bangkok007copy.jpg/

Oh... and the Cape Town project is now scrapped.

[Edited 2010-01-05 03:57:05]


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2228 times:

You can now see the QE2 live, all lit up and beaufiful from the Costa Europa cruise ship webcam. There is quite a bit of light on her but very little life inside her. Sad

http://www.costacroisieres.fr/B2C/F/WebCam/webcam.htm

You will have to look quickly as I don't know how long the Costa Europa will be docked ar Port Rashid so enjoy while it lasts!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2207 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
You will have to look quickly as I don't know how long the Costa Europa will be docked ar Port Rashid so enjoy while it lasts!


You wouldn't know the difference though from the webcam. Sad.

BAguy


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2133 times:

I would prefer that they don't send the QE2 to CapeTown, really.

'Kill a Tourist Day' in South Africa.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Africa.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0c9wGAAS6

 Wow!



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