The legendary Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 on the Hudson River in New York City, October 16, 2008, as she departs for the final time.

06 January, 2012

Interactive Winter Crossing - January 6, 2008

In the spirt of Cunard's current Interactive Transatlantic Crossing, here is the first installment of the retro version. 

Four years ago today, I boarded QE2 for her final Winter Crossing, a very special crossing not only for this reason, but because we would be doing this in tandem with the new Queen Victoria, which would be making this crossing for the first time.

The check-in computer system broke down and we waited, with much anticipation, to board for over an hour in the terminal.  Due to the delay, by the time we finally had our picture taken and were allowed to board, the photographer along with the life ring had all been packed up.  Very dissappointed since that picture would have implied we were going on the entire World Cruise.  In fact, we even missed the mandatory lifeboat drill.  Nevertheless, we were finally onboard for QE2's final Winter Crossing and the first leg of her final World Cruise. 

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