Wednesday, 22 of May of 2019

QE2 WC 2005 – New York, LA, Part 1

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2

WORLD CRUISE 2005

CABIN 3023

JANUARY 3 – APRIL 22, 2005

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2004 Tandem Crossing with QM2

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2

TANDEM CROSSING WITH QUEEN MARY 2

25 April – 1 May, 2004

Cabin 3011 – Single, inside

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2003 WC – Seychelles -New York, Part 5

2003 World Cruise – part 5

 Sunday, 23 March – Mahé, Seychelles.

The ship returned to anchor by seven AM.  Lido breakfast with Betty and Gemma.  I tried walking Boat Deck, but had to duck back for cool shelter, because of the tremendous humidity and heat.  Tin gave me a fruit punch in the Board Room, and then I joined the Lees for a short time, only to wander a bit more. 

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2003 World Cruise – Nagasaki-Mahe, Part 4

Queen Elizabeth 2 World Cruise 2003 – Nagasaki – Mahe, Seychelles.  Part 4

Saturday, 1 March – Nagasaki.

Rainy – We were turned around before docking on starboard side.  It felt like we were aground, heeling somewhat to starboard, but perhaps they shifted ballast to accommodate the gangway.  Spent the day on tour with Select Traveler going first via countryside of cultivated potato fields – mounded furrows – and other vegetables – decorative cabbages, and numerous valleys terraced and planted.  Eventually we arrived at Shimabara where we went through the Shogun castle (only a Christian museum now), which is deeply moated and built up with massive walls.  We then walked to see three Shogun homes.  We had to take off our shoes to tread on the matted floors through the empty rooms.  A little canal of water flows down the street.

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2003 WC-Sydney-Nagasaki – Part 3

Wednesday, 12 February – Sydney, Australia.

Was up at five o’clock watched shore beacons and channel lights as I dressed, then emerged on deck just as QE2 was passing between the high cliffs of the famous Heads, on the north and the point on the south at a pretty good pace.  I stood aft on sun deck so I could go from side to side as we followed the channel to and past the line-up points and curved toward the Sydney Harbor Bridge.  We passed Fort Denison to port – built during the Crimean War – in case Russia were to invade!?  On we went past McQuairie Point to the Opera House, where the tugs assisted us by pushing and pulling us 90º for the back-in and sideways to the  quay.  Meanwhile, the sun rose over the shore from horizon clouds, revealing the beautiful skyline and glittering reflections off skyscrapers and neon signs. – over Manley as well as Sydney.

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2003 World Cruise, LA-Sydney Part 2

World Cruise, 2003, QE2 Part 2.

Just left LA.

Sunday, 19 January

It was chilly on deck when I checked around lunchtime.  During the morning, I sat with the Lees for awhile, and encouraged by Margaret, I went to the Cruise Staff Office to ask Elaine if she had extra balls of yarn. Sure enough, she opened two large sealed boxes with all sorts of colorful balls and I found the brown and white I needed, and returned to chat with the Lees.  Eventually, I saw Jean Burns approaching from the Lido.  We greeted and she presented Margaret and me with beautiful round crocheted doilies, made by her friend.

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QE2 World Cruise – Part 1 NY-LA, 2003

2003 QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 WORLD CRUISE

CABIN 5181

JANUARY 5 – APRIL 23, 2003

Sunday, January 5, 2003

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Hong Kong – Naples, 2001

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2

2001 HONG KONG – NAPLES

Cabin 3006

Martha E. Martin Hufford

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Singapore-Southampton -1999- Part 2

QE2 Singapore – Southampton, 1999 

Cabin 2007 – Part 2

Monday, 29 March – Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.

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Singapore – Southampton -1999-Part 1

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2

SINGAPORE – SOUTHAMPTON

MARCH 17 – APRIL 14, 1999

CABIN 4119 – 2007

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