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Visiting Queen Elizabeth 2 in Rotterdam
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Visiting Queen Elizabeth 2 in Rotterdam
February 24, 2016 - Queen Elizabeth 2, the former Cunard flagship, has been laid up in Dubai for many years now and despite many ambitious plans to breathe new life into her, she is facing an uncertain future. I fondly remember my two short cruises on QE2. Sturdy and speedy, she was a work horse rather than a cruise ship. Somehow, the heydays of transatlantic crossings still lingered on board, not in the least because of her priceless displays of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary art and memorabilia.

On a beautiful day in June, 1992, I visited Queen Elizabeth 2 in Rotterdam and although my photos are not up this website's high quality standards, I thought it would post them anyway as they give a good idea of this magnificent ship's interiors.
Queen Elizabeth 2 Cunard logo Queen Elizabeth 2 at Rotterdam Queen Elizabeth 2 at Rotterdam Queen Elizabeth 2 Stairwell Queen Elizabeth 2 Columbia Restaurant
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Queen Elizabeth 2 Queens Room Queen Elizabeth 2 Club Lido Queen Elizabeth 2 Players Club Casino Queen Elizabeth 2 Chart Room Queen Elizabeth 2 Club Lido
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Queen Elizabeth 2 Grand Lounge Queen Elizabeth 2 Promenade Deck Queen Elizabeth 2 One Deck Pool Queen Elizabeth 2 Board Room Queen Elizabeth 2 Promenade Deck
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Queen Elizabeth 2 Queens Room Queen Elizabeth 2 Nursery Queen Elizabeth 2 Yacht Club Queen Elizabeth 2 forward open deck Queen Elizabeth 2 Queens Room
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The QE2 daily program for that Monday in June, 1992 makes for an interesting read. There were the expected cruise ship activities like Captain Robin Woodall's Cocktail Party, tarot card reading and 1920's Night in the Queens Room. In those days, smoking was allowed almost everywhere on the ship including the restaurants. And figure this: deck chairs could be reserved in advance! The crew list shows a grand total of 1,014 crew members were on board, including 13 hairdressers, 218 waiters, 3 data input clerks, 4 printers and 2 baggage masters.
Queen Elizabeth 2 fact sheet Queen Elizabeth 2 provisions and crew list      
QE2 Fact Sheet QE2 Provision and Crew List . . .
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