Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Queen Victoria visits

I am working on a big post, so here is a quickie. I saw the MS Queen Victoria come in this morning, an 8am arrival. She has very nice lines, even noticeable from our distant balcony. She has just departed as I am typing, about half an hour late.

It is interesting that Wikipedia uses a photo of her taken in Melbourne at Station Pier. I think she was built about 2007, so she is not so old but seems to have a very classic look. She is also Cunard's smallest ship, but she doesn't look too small to me. Here is the Wikipedia photo.


28 comments:

  1. She doesn't look small at all. A floating city.

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    1. That's what we both thought, EC.

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  2. Beautiful to look at, but I've never had any desire to go cruising. I just cruise the aisle of our local supermarket...both feet firmly on the ground/floor! :)

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    1. Lee, what about River cruising, such as in Europe? Would you find that of interest?

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    2. Nope...have no desire to do that, either. Just the way I am, I guess...neither are my "scene".

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  3. My idea of heaven on earth.
    As long as I had an outside balcony with my own table, chairs and cocktails.

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    1. Hels, do it in style or don't bother at all, hey.

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  4. I was admiring 'my' ship just the other day as it was docked at Circular Quay.

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    1. Ah yeah, BY. I never connected her to you.

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  5. She arrived and left on the same day? Not much time for sightseeing then. Is that usual? She is beautiful.

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    1. River, it is usual. It is rare for a ship to stay overnight. Two or three do for Melbourne Cup in November.

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  6. Certainly looks huge. Can't imagine myself on a cruise.

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    1. Margaret, no cooking, no cleaning, no responsibility, plenty of reading time, rise in the morning when you want. You can't imagine that?

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  7. Mum reckons the only good thing about cruise ships is watching them enter and leave harbours. Great to look at according to her but you wouldn't get her on a cruise. No way!! That MS Queen Victoria does have nice lines though. Mum likes dark hulls. They kinda look nicer according to her.

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    1. Charlie, I once said that and I will see how I go in May. It may not be for me, but we will mostly in a port for most daytimes.

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    2. Oh yes, I think the dark hull makes the top look brighter, whiter and lighter (weight). It works for me.

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  8. Wow it is awesome and not common in Europe

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    1. Gosia, even for us, it is an unusual looking ship.

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  9. My train trip to work takes me through Circular Quay so get to see all the Cruise Liners berthed there. It's interesting to see the variety and sizes of them all. Wouldn't get me on one though.

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    1. Allan, how interesting to see the ships in port every day. I had that attitude to cruise ships, but now I am going to take one with an open mind. Why do you not like the idea of a cruise ship?

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    2. I like to get to my destinations a lot quicker.....cruise ships have never interested me, they seem like a cruising RSL club.....lol

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    3. Cruising RSLs, haha.

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  10. She does have beautiful lines Andrew, but waay to many cabins! I couldn't possibly head out into the ocean encapsulated with all those people 😀😀

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    1. Grace, I tend to struggle a bit in such situations, especially at a breakfast buffet.

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  11. No she doesn't look small.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, I wonder if they judge by the size or how many passengers she can carry.

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  12. The cruiseliners are such huge vessel. I have no desire to travel on one though.

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    1. CM, seems you are among a number of non-seafaring readers.

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