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Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth Visits New York

by on September 27, 2011

Judy White has a new post on Wilton Travel Tapas…

And WTT has dinner with its Chef Patron Jean Marie Zimmerman in the stunning art-deco French restaurant, the Verandah.

But first, a brief history of the Queen Elizabeth-the first of the three ships was launched in 1938 and was lost in a fire in a Hong Kong shipyard where she was being converted to a floating university.  The second QE II sailed in 1967 and is currently docked in Dubai where she might be converted into a floating hotel. The third and current Queen Elizabeth, sister ship to the Queen Victoria, was launched 11 months ago.

The Queen Elizabeth has a passenger capacity of 2000 and although most of them are British, we “Yanks” are more than welcome. Their average voyage is 10 days to 3 weeks and in January they do a global voyage that exceeds 100 days. The ships décor is art-deco but with a contemporary twist including more open space and use of glass  The tasteful displays of art work and memorabilia showcase Cunard’s long maritime history. (more)

Incidentally, Judy has opted, for a small fee, to have her own blog domain name. You can now follow her interesting posts on wiltontraveltapas.com.

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