January 28, 1995 |
The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 has been cited for spewing sewage while anchored in Kailua Bay off the island of Hawaii. The state Maritime Law Enforcement Division cited the liner's agent, Jardine Shipping Agency, this week. They are required to respond within seven days.
July 6, 1997 |
Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2, the most famous and sometimes the most maligned ship in the world, was in the news again recently for not passing a sanitation inspection (though it passed on reinspection). Now Cunard is promoting recent renovations that seem more successful than the last make-over in late 1994, with its "exploding toilets" incident. The QE2 is still queen of transatlantic crossings, with 20 cruises a year between New York and Southampton from April to December.
July 15, 1990 |
The celebrations for Cunard's 150th anniversary will start July 27 with a "Spithead Review" at the port of Spithead, near Southampton. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family, from the yacht Britannia, will review the QE2 and Cunard's Vistafjord, along with a flotilla of British Royal Navy vessels. Afterward, the queen will attend a luncheon on board the QE2.
December 23, 1994 |
Disgruntled passengers on the luxury liner QE2 arrived in New York Harbor Thursday evening after what they called a nightmarish trans-Atlantic voyage in which toilets flooded, running water turned brown and debris spilled into the corridors. John Olsen, chairman of Cunard, owners of QE2, boarded the ship and met with the passengers after they threatened a mutiny when faulty plumbing and repair problems turned their holiday into a foul-smelling fiasco.
August 11, 1992 |
The Queen Elizabeth 2 limped into Boston Harbor on Monday on its way to a dry dock as U.S. officials went in search of the underwater obstacle that the luxury ocean liner rammed into off Cape Cod. Limited to a mere 5 knots, a fraction of its 30-knot top speed, the ship headed for a city-owned dry dock recently refurbished to repair a Navy supply ship.
March 19, 1989 |
On a recent cool, misty Sunday we went to the Port of Los Angeles for our annual visit to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth 2. Normally the yearly call marks the end of the first segment and the beginning of the second of an around-the-world cruise, but this time the charismatic but beleaguered QE2 was outbound for the Pacific Ocean.
March 17, 1991 |
If you've been waiting for a good reason, this may be the year to take a luxury liner to Europe. Cunard Line has announced discounted transatlantic fares, offering two-for-one deals and low-cost standby rates, some good throughout 1991. For business travelers, a sea crossing eliminates jet lag, allows time for work in the ship's computer center or executive board room, and for working out en route in the Golden Door spa.
September 16, 2001
Several sailings of the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner next year come with free air fare. Two of the best priced are a 12-day cruise, departing Jan. 9, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Los Angeles by way of the Panama Canal, starting at $1,598 per person, double occupancy (about $133 per person per day); and a 22-day cruise, departing Jan. 21, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, starting at $3,298 per person, double occupancy (about $150 per person per day).
January 26, 2003 |
Two older ships, Cunard's flagship Queen Elizabeth 2 and Windjammer Barefoot Cruises' Legacy, failed recent sanitary inspections by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Older ships typically score lower on the tests, but most ships pass. In an inspection Jan. 3 at Port Everglades in Florida, the QE2, which was launched in 1969, scored 85 -- just below the 86 cutoff for passing. The QE2 also failed in 2000 and 1997. A perfect score, which just a handful of ships earns, is 100.
August 14, 1992 |
The captain of the Queen Elizabeth 2 said Thursday that he could not believe the luxury liner had hit ground when it suddenly started shaking during a nighttime trip from Martha's Vineyard last week. In his first public statement, Capt. Robin A. Woodall told investigators he was initially dumbfounded because ocean charts showed there should have been plenty of clearance for the ship.