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Default I am aboard Queen Elizabeth!!!

I will be here the next three days to report on the christening event presided over by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II!!!

Look for pictures and video by me!

Click on my official invitation below. Now - I has changed some of the words with photoshop so don't think you can borrow this - is aloso on bonded paper with a watermark.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Hi Paul, looks like we missed you again!
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Old October 9th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Yeah, sorry. But we are still in port and Peter Knego is here too. Do you know Christopher Kyte? I rode in from Heathrow with him (good friend of Peter;s).
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Is homage paid to Queen Elizabeth aboard the ship ?
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Hi there Paul ( and Peter ) we are on board tomorrow for our look around, so will keep an eye open for the two of you.

Have a great time on the Queen Elizabeth, we look forward to your updated reports.

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KEY DATES:

CONTRACT SIGNED: October 2007
KEEL LAYING: July 2009
FLOAT OUT: January 2010
SHIPYARD SEA TRIALS: Summer 2010
OWNERS’ SEA TRIALS: Summer 2010
NAMING CEREMONY: 11 October 2010
MAIDEN VOYAGE: 12 October 2010;
13-night Atlantic Isles voyage


VITAL STATISTICS



TONNAGE: Gross: about 90,400grt

LENGTH
Overall: 964.5 feet (294.0 metres)

BEAM: 106 feet (32.25 metres)
BEAM AT BRIDGE WINGS: 120.7 feet (36.8 metres)

DRAFT: 26.2 feet (8.0 metres)

Queen Elizabeth is the second largest Cunarder ever built.

HEIGHTS
Keel to Funnel: 211.9 feet(64.6 metres) (to the top of the funnel light mast)
Above waterline: 185.7 feet(56.6 metres)




GENERAL


BUILT BY: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali SpA Monfalcone Shipyard (near Trieste)

COST: approximately £400 million = $634 million

PORT OF REGISTRY: Southampton
SHIPYARD HULL NUMBER: 6187
CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY: Lloyd’s Register +100A1 Passenger Ship

GUEST CAPACITY:
Lower berth 2,092
Space ratio 44

CREW: 997
NATIONALITY OF OFFICERS: Mainly British
NATIONALITY OF CREW: International

LIFTS:
Guest 12
There are three passenger stair towers arranged along the length of the ship. Each stair tower contains a bank of four lifts arranged about the centre of the ship. Each lift has a capacity of 18 persons. In addition, for passengers who prefer not to use the stairs, there are two 8-person lifts giving access to the tender embarkation platforms.

Service 8

DECKS:
Total 16
Guest 12

ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110v and 220v (domestic)
690V and 11KV (machinery)
ITINERARIES: World Cruise
Liner Voyages
Exotic Voyages
European voyages from Southampton
Transatlantic Crossings

MECHANICALLY SPEAKING…



Diesel Engines: Queen Elizabeth has 6 x Mak M43C diesel engines

Pods: Queen Elizabeth has propelled by 2 x ABB pods

Thrusters: Queen Elizabeth has 3 x Fincantieri Riva Trigoso Thrusters

Speed:
Normal cruising speed: 21.7 knots
Maximum speed: 23.7 knots

Stabilisers: Queen Elizabeth has a pair of Fincantieri Riva Trigoso

Anchors: There are two anchors (and a spare)

The Bridge: The Bridge is located on Deck 8, some 26 metres above sea level, where the deck officers have an unobstructed view for navigation.

The Bridge has a span of 36 metres and is equipped with the latest navigational aids that, together with the trained watch-keepers, ensures a safe voyage for all guests. In addition to communication equipment, the bridge houses displays for radar, sonar, speed and manoeuvring information. Close circuit television displays are used to monitor all areas of the ship to maintain safety.



HOTEL FACTS AND CONSUMPTION STATISTICS


Annual Consumption Figures:

Tea bags
954,681 Bags

Coffee
59,060 lbs.

Eggs
1,528,707 each fresh eggs and
121,137 lbs. scrambled

Breakfast Cereal
371,955 Packs or 34,871 lbs.

Smoked Salmon
12,940 lbs.

Fruit Juice
3,691,009 ounces

Potatoes
440,310 lbs.

Tooth Picks
141,600 each

Wine and Champagne 351,900 bottles
Champagne / Sparkling 119,400 bottles
Red Wine 109,000 bottles
White Wine 119,600 bottles
Dessert Wine 3,900 bottles


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Henry... I am sure that homage is paid to the original Queen Elizabeth, both the ship and her majesty;s mother. But the truth is that I have not yet had time to look around, but I do have a full day today. I just woke up and had coffee.

And for you people who think how great this is for me, is IS...but...

Consider I flew in yesterday from Phoenix, had to sleep the best I could on the plane, got the ship about 5:00 - no food avaailable, no room service at all now, not even coffee this morning.

I had to wait until 6:30 for cocktail and hors d' oeurvres (I had a some and made a fool of myself talking to the President of Princess, man I have to go apologize, but had no sleep and an empty stomach).

Then had dinner in Queen's Grill, excellent, but by 9:30 I was falling alseep at the table, so I wewnt to bed. I woke up three times, one for a "code alpha" (I dont know what happened, but it was at 1:30 am.

I woke up this morning and all the food was gone by 8:30. I manged to get some coffee and hard-boiled eggs. And now I am about toi shower and take pictures. I sleep here agin tonight, tomorrow is the naaming ceremony, then I stay onboard one more night and then I am off the ship, flying all the way back to Phoenix. Not an easy trip at all.
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Thanks for sharing. That's very exciting. I tossed my name into Canard's hat for a sweepstake transatlantic crossing.
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Henry... I am sure that homage is paid to the original Queen Elizabeth, both the ship and her majesty;s mother. But the truth is that I have not yet had time to look around, but I do have a full day today. I just woke up and had coffee.

And for you people who think how great this is for me, is IS...but...

Consider I flew in yesterday from Phoenix, had to sleep the best I could on the plane, got the ship about 5:00 - no food avaailable, no room service at all now, not even coffee this morning.

I had to wait until 6:30 for cocktail and hors d' oeurvres (I had a some and made a fool of myself talking to the President of Princess, man I have to go apologize, but had no sleep and an empty stomach).

Then had dinner in Queen's Grill, excellent, but by 9:30 I was falling alseep at the table, so I wewnt to bed. I woke up three times, one for a "code alpha" (I dont know what happened, but it was at 1:30 am.

I woke up this morning and all the food was gone by 8:30. I manged to get some coffee and hard-boiled eggs. And now I am about toi shower and take pictures. I sleep here agin tonight, tomorrow is the naaming ceremony, then I stay onboard one more night and then I am off the ship, flying all the way back to Phoenix. Not an easy trip at all.

I believe I speak for most people in that we are very envious .
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http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/mem...th-photos.html

These are all of the pictures of Queen Elizabeth I have taken so far.
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I wonder if people will be equating the new ships such as this one with the great hotels of the world
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I just got off the ship this morning. I am sitting the British Air lounge at heathrow. I have aa business claass seat in one of the those airplane seats that almost fully reclines intoo a bed. Unfortunately, if I sleep on this trip I will not sleep all night long when I get to Phoenix at 7:00 PM.

What to do? Technically, when I arrive in Phoenix it will be 5:00 a.m. GMT as I have just left.

I saw Micky Arison, the Queen of England and plany of Important people. I will be posting videos as soon as I get home. I just dont have the bandwidth or time to do it from here.
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