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Update: Oriana actually left at 7pm so it looks as if all is well. As I write this (7:55 pm) she’s in the Solent between Cowes and Ryde and heading towards the Nab Tower. According to the Port of Southampton’s Cruise Ship Schedule page, Oriana actually berthed at the QE2 terminal (berths 38/9) at just […]

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She arrived at just about 2 o’clock this afternoon (4 October) and is currently berthed in a dock (presumably the Lloyd Werft shipyard) a few miles to the north of the city proper. I’ve found a webcam that shows her but only from a distance. It’s also an active camera, which means that you have […]

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Queen Victoria is still on her way to Bremerhaven this morning. At about 09:30 BST she was in German waters, north of the island of Juist, and aparently doing almost 19 knots. She still has about 70 miles to go which will take at least three and a half hours, probably more than four hours […]

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Queen Victoria has arrived safely back at Southampton this morning and is doubtless disembarking passengers – and possibly crew? – before heading off to Bremerhaven for remedial work on her propulsion system. She’s due to leave Southampton at 11 o’clock this morning, according to the ABP Southampton Website. I blogged about this cancellation a few […]

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I mentioned in this post earlier this week that if there was a problem with a pod then the ship had to go into drydock so the pod could be worked on. It turns out that the latest design of pod – the Azipod XO series from ABB – mitigate this to some extent: it […]

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I’ve had some contact this morning with a lady who has been affected by this cancellation. She first heard about it when reading the Roll Call forum (probably on Cruise Critic); at about the same time her travelling companion got a letter. So they went to their TA to try to rebook. First they tried […]

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Bad news for QV passengers: Cunard have cancelled one of her cruises, due to start on 3 October. Thanks to a problem with a propeller that is affecting her speed she has to go to dry dock in Bremerhaven; hence the cancelled cruise. Passengers on this cruise (which was a 16-night cruise to the Adriatic) […]

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I’ve got a few pictures of these two events. First, Andrew Sassoli-Walker took some shots of the Three Queens on 5 June, both arriving and departing. Here are three of them. Second, another internet acquaintance lives in (or near) Olden, in Norway, and regularly takes pictures of ships calling there and at Geiranger. Here are […]

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