February 14, 2005
NEWS ON QUEEN VICTORIA
MK posted this to the Yahoo Queen Victoria Group: "New to this group. I was on QE2 for Christmas and spoke to some of
the officers regarding QV. Here is the scoop:
QV will enter service Jan '08. QE2 will do the 2007 and 2008 world cruises and be pulled out of service sometime in 2009.
The designers of QV have gone back to the drawing broad to make her around 90,000 tons, double hull and have the bowlines of QE2 and QM2.
This is all for crossing purposes. She will still have the superstructure of the Holland Amer. design. I also understand that her decor will be more in lines of the British stated elegance of QE2 and with take around 1300-1800 passengers.
I hope that Cunard learns from the QM imperfections and will improve on the QV design." Interesting is the pic on this posting of an old picture of the QV when it was due in 2005 and before this ship became the P&O Arcadia (the one we are going on in July), and also they are have invited travel agents and regular P&O cruisers to have a tour of in April...