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Old 21st July 2008, 14:46
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Hi all,

I am 38 year old, from the Netherlands. Since my 15th or so I was interested in big vessels, especially oceanliners. It started when I was young with the Titanic and her sad story. Wonderful ship especially for her time. Years later, when the Queen Mary 2 was launched a couple of years ago I began to search again for more information of old ocean-liners, preferably still existing. As anyone of you may know, very few exists at this time. I love reading the stories about the old vessels. I like the nice fast lining structures, the old but fast engines and the best, the still existing ones. Sadly I do not like the most modern cruiseships very much, they are nothing more than floating appartements-buildings, not really designed to withstand Atlantic storms and fast crossings. They look bulky! Well, it is unbelievable how they look at the inside, that’s true, but I miss the other things from the old liners.

Saturday I went to Zeebrugge to see the Queen Elisabeth 2 end the Queen Victoria. What a difference…it was nice to see, esp the QE2. What a beautiful ship.

In a few weeks, the old but revitalized 38,645 tons Rotterdam (it belonged to the HAL) will return to Rotterdam to function as a museum, hotel and so on. That is really good news! Looking forward to that. I don’t think there are older ocean liners than that still existing in good shape, apart from the Queen Mary. Or I am wrong? I read about the Unites States, but what will happen to her?

It is nice to see that there is is a forum with people sharing similar interests!
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Old 21st July 2008, 14:49
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From Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Budje.
I think you'll find much to interest you here.
Make yourself at home and join in our friendly discussions.

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Old 21st July 2008, 15:38
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Welcome aboard, Budje.
Plenty of enthusiasts for the old liners among the crew.
Enjoy the voyage.
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Old 21st July 2008, 16:47
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Budje,
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, you will find many folk here with much the same views as yourself, and of course the exact opposite, enjoy your time with us,
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Greetings Budje and welcome to SN from the south of England. Bon voyage.
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Old 21st July 2008, 23:42
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Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer
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Old 22nd July 2008, 23:01
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Welcome from Lancashire.

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