Queen Victoria, Cunard's newest cruise ship

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    This is a stock drawing of Cunard's newest ship. Her maiden voyage is December 11 - 21, 2007. I am using this image as an icon on a new group devoted to the new ship. Search "Queen Victoria" and join.

    Yogi Zen Dude, LenSOP, BillyWarhol, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Rissan 90 months ago | reply

      Looks interesting.

    2. LenSOP 90 months ago | reply

      WOW! Fantastic... so elegant.

    3. BillyWarhol 90 months ago | reply

      my gosh - another one*

      my folks went on the Queen Mary 2*

      they liked the old style of the QE2 better!!

      ;))

    4. BillyWarhol 90 months ago | reply

      i just scanned an old photo of the QE2 or Queen Mary???

      it's got 2 stacks???

    5. (**)xxSnowChildxx(**) 90 months ago | reply

      Her maiden voyage is next year?
      I like also Queen Mary 2 more.
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    6. Rob Lightbody 90 months ago | reply

      Queen Victoria, sadly is going to tarnish the other Cunard Queens wonderful name.
      A Cunard Queen should be FAST, able to handle heavy seas and keep to schedule, and in every other case uniquely designed for the Atlantic.
      This shup is just a clone of the Vista class of ships (there are numerous others, all near-identical) with some very minor mods... not a liner at all... trading on the name. Its so sad. :(

    7. Maja3 88 months ago | reply

      I agree with lightbody. I wish we could turn back time...although I think the QV is kind of beautiful for a modern ship. She looks way better than all those other floating buildings....grand princess etc...

    8. edowds 82 months ago | reply

      The original Queen Mary was to be called Queen Victoria, at the time of being built Cunard informed the King, George V, that the ship was to be named after Britains greatest queen (i.e. Victoria) but the king replied "Good, my wife (i.e. Mary) will be honoured!" So Cunard had to change the name which was a problem as there was already a Clyde steamer named Queen Mary so that was changed to Queen Mary 2 in order to make the name available.

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    9. rms108 77 months ago | reply

      Another unimaginative addition to the Carnival Cruise Line empire. Given there vast resources I would have hoped they'd try and come up with something that at the very least stands out in the industry. And hopes to raise the bar with the competition. Sadly, being creative with Carnival equals expense and they'll have none of it.

      Despite Carol Marlow's proclomations she is not a Vista Class vessel what we have is a company president making do with what she was given.

      Another uninspiring vessel, so much like her her cousins sailing for other companies that does nothing for the market.

      How disappointing.

    10. Bruce Tuten 77 months ago | reply

      Why so negative for such a beautiful experience for many. Have you (rms108, edowds, maja3 or Ron Lightbody) sailed on either Queen Mary 2 or Queen Victoria? I bet not but thousands have and when you read their travel logs, you find a very tasteful and beautiful experience. Count two more for my wife and I have sailed QM2 twice and will be on QV in January, 2008.

      Bruce

      in Savannah

    11. Rob Lightbody 77 months ago | reply

      I'm absolutely certain it will be a delight to travel on QV, but they should have called her something else, thats my point. Cunard have had slow cruise ships before, and they could have re-used the name from one of those easily and not diluted/corrupted the Queen name.

      I do intend to travel on QM2, once QE2 is gone.

    12. rms108 77 months ago | reply

      If one is going to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a vessel I'd think I would want her to stand out in a field of so many vessels like her. I would want her to both stand out and raise the bar and to be frank she does none of that. There are a couple of interesting orignal areas to the ship but as a whole she's just another Carnival vessel with a different name on the bow.

      Disney did it right, Chandris with the Solstice Class as well. Even NCL has gone away from the carbon copy decor and exterior construction duplication that Carnival has made the norm. While NCL caters to a totally different clientel they have efined the idea of the bright, colorful 24/7 floating resort. All CArnival has done has sucked the life out of designs that when launched were new and exciting. Now, they've become unimaginative and disappointing.

      Shame really, given the resources of Carnival.

    13. Pyogenes Gruffer 70 months ago | reply

      You've been memed! I used your photo in a meme over at the My Meme group and invite you to become a member.

    14. Joshua Drake1 65 months ago | reply

      Hey,
      Im from a group called The Grand Cunard Liners of today, the past and the future , and it would be great if you could add this to the collection and join the group, if so the links below...

      www.flickr.com/groups/thecunardliners/

      Many thanks, Josh, (Group Adimin)

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