December 24, 1994 |
The U.S. Coast Guard has barred the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 from leaving New York for a Caribbean cruise after inspectors found numerous fire and safety violations aboard the ship, a Coast Guard spokesman said Friday. "They will have to stay in port until all violations are corrected," said Petty Officer Charles Smith, a Coast Guard spokesman. Angry passengers who arrived Thursday evening in New York aboard the vessel, said they had a nightmarish transatlantic voyage from Britain.
August 10, 1992 |
The Queen Elizabeth 2 steamed slowly toward a Boston dry dock Sunday, two days after an underwater ledge ripped a 74-foot gash in the hull, forcing the evacuation of 1,815 passengers at sea. Federal investigators said it could take months to determine what caused the accident. There was no immediate damage estimate.
August 9, 1992 |
Passengers from the Queen Elizabeth 2 took buses, trains and a ferry home Saturday as investigators tried to learn what caused the luxury liner to run aground just off the southeastern Massachusetts coast. The ship got stuck on an underwater ledge about 10 miles from Buzzards Bay late Friday as it returned to New York City from a five-day cruise to Nova Scotia. None of the 2,800 crew members or passengers was hurt.
January 13, 2002
NEW YORK--New York tourism received a double dose of good news last week as Mayor Michael Bloomberg presided over the reopening of a big hotel near the site of the former World Trade Center, and the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship arrived for its first Manhattan port call since the Sept. 11 attacks. The New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel is the first of four big hotels near ground zero to reopen since the attacks.
September 8, 1991 |
Many first-time cruise passengers go up the gangway as part of a special-interest or alumni group. This winter, everyone from chocoholics to skiers will find a sailing to suit. For 1992, several cruises themed around the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' first landfall in the New World are being offered by New York-based Columbus Jubilee Cruises (800-468-1992). The new Radisson Diamond, the first twin-hulled vessel in transatlantic service, will sail from Genoa Sept.
January 27, 1988 |
U.S. Customs officials in San Pedro searched the 69,000-ton Queen Elizabeth 2 from stem to stern today and made hundreds of fuming round-the-world cruise passengers wait for hours while discovering less than an ounce of marijuana. The probe of the world's third-largest cruise ship, in which two switch-blade knives and several sex magazines were also seized, is part of a new Customs policy, announced Jan.
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February 8, 1993 |
Its promoters call it the voyage of a lifetime. Most people would have to work a significant portion of a lifetime, even maybe more than one lifetime, to pay for it.
October 27, 1986 |
The Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 docked in the West German port of Bremerhaven today for a $112-million refit, the most expensive in the history of passenger shipping. Lloyd Shipyards, which will carry out the work, said his company has 179 days to turn the QE2 into "a liner for the 21st Century," a Cunard spokeswoman said. The 965-foot ship, built on Clydeside in 1968, is to have its original steam turbines replaced by nine new diesel-electric engines, capable of 130,000 horsepower.
August 8, 1992 |
The luxury liner Queen Elizabeth 2 briefly ran aground off the Massachusetts coast Friday night and was leaking fuel, an official said. The ship refloated itself and was anchored, said Coast Guard Lt. Michael Sabellico. He said 2,800 people were aboard but there were no plans to evacuate them. Coast Guard cutters and aircraft were at the scene.
May 31, 1987 |
The newly refitted Queen Elizabeth 2 docked here Saturday after what the crew called its stormiest North Atlantic crossing in 15 years. Winds of up to 50 m.p.h. rocked the liner, throwing passengers and their food across the dining room and forcing Capt. Lawrence Portet to sit strapped to his chair on the bridge, crew members told a reporter aboard the liner. "All crockery and cutlery was thrown from the tables at breakfast and so were many of the passengers," one waiter said.