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Queen Mary 2 ship's whistle test cc @sarah_angliss @curranradio

A recording made of the Queen Mary 2 ship’s whistles (they call them whistles but they sound like horns to me) at 11:59AM (ship’s time) on Friday 15 June 2018, from the observation point on deck 11. 315 more words

Sound Recordings

Meet Me: Talking Travel with Bloomingdale's on Thursday 6/7

My summer travels for work and fun are fast approaching and I am the queen of packing procrastination. So much so that when I pack ahead and have hours to kill, I always feel as though I’m missing something! 92 more words


Liquid Light: Liverpool Docks

My first impression of Liverpool was how industrial the Merseyside shoreline looked.

But one needs to appreciate the history of Liverpool and how this city impacted global trade and migration. 259 more words


103rd Anniversary Service of the sinking of the Lusitania

A short service was held today in the hot Mayday sun.  The service marked 103 years to the day since the sinking of Cunard’s Lusitania.  She was heading for Liverpool from New York when she torpedoed by a German Submarine (U-20).  111 more words


103rd Anniversary Of Lusitania Sinking

In the afternoon of May 7th 1915, the Cunard liner, Lusitania, was torpedoed and sunk by  German U-Boat U-20 off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1198 passengers and crew, including 128 Americans. 288 more words

Cruise News

Next Stop.....


We plunked down some change yesterday for our next Cunard voyage – a sweet journey from Singapore to Dubai. Fourteen nights and some destinations on my bucket list. 297 more words

Iconic QE2 finally set for debut as floating Hotel

Image via Rocky Grimes / Shutterstock.com

The long-awaited opening of former Cunard flagship QE2 as a floating hotel in Dubai is expected next Wednesday.

Local reports point to April 18 being a soft launch date, followed by a more formal opening later in the year. 225 more words