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... didn't anyone photographed the three Cunard's together in NY last Sunday [Jan 13th]?!

IMO nb - 9320556
MMSI nb - 235059053
Flag - United Kingdom
Home Port - Southampton
Call Sign - GBQV
Year of build - 2007
Builder - Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., Marghera (Venezia), Italy
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Were you on the ferry Pedro?. Nice day in Lisbon. If only it had been like that when I was there?!.

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Yes, Dave.

It's almost like a cheap sightseeing. I'll guide you on on one of these ferries when you next visit Lisbon.

You, unfortunately, weren't lucky. Today was also a beautiful day... Despite good for photography, this gap of rain is terrible to gatherings and our damns are at very low levels... although it had rained a lot in these last days, it's not enough to make up for November and December's gap.

Again, haven't any of our American members spot the three Queens in NY?(==D)
 

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The only time they were in close proximity to each other was when they waited together near the Statue of Liberty for the fireworks. Could make a great picture if someone has it. I still think it a crime that Cunard were unable to arrange schedules that all three were in their home port of Southampton together at some point during this year. Maybe it just had something to do with the fact they think New York has more glamour than Southampton Water. This may be true, but their home is Southampton. Shame on you Cunard. At least in Southampton you would have been able to photograph them tied up in one picture, which given their positioning in New York they were not. Wasn't there a spare berth in Manhatten for QM2?


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Although QM2 has used the Manhatten piers in the past, they are not long enough for her, Alan. She moved to Brooklyn after the new passenger terminal opened.
A further point is that about 50% of all Cunard passengers are American.

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Gents

Anyone requiring photos of the Three Queens in New York PM me with email address and I will forward tommorow
 

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Fred, whilst I appreciate what you say, QM2 has berthed in Manhatten before and whist she may be too long as she presumably was previously, I might have thought that given the significance of the occasion, that an exception might have been made. It would certainly have made a great picture to have them all alongside each other. An opportunity missed perhaps.

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No doubt about the missed photo opportunity Alan, but do you think the Manhattan piers could provide simultaneous quality service to about 6,500 passengers?

Fred
 

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