A King for Cunard's Queens

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#1
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I have been a bit bored today so I was thinking about Cunard and her three Queens.

I think Cunard/Carnival needs to build a new proper LINER and give it a King's Name so that Cunard's Queens can meet their King.

This Royal Rendezvous should probably happen in several world harbors such as Southampton, New York and Sydney.

Any thoughts by anyone??
And I know this type of thread seems to repeat every so often but it is interesting to think it through.
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Originally posted by DDBINK1
I have been a bit bored today so I was thinking about Cunard and her three Queens.

I think Cunard/Carnival needs to build a new proper LINER and give it a King's Name so that Cunard's Queens can meet their King.

This Royal Rendezvous should probably happen in several world harbors such as Southampton, New York and Sydney.

Any thoughts by anyone??
And I know this type of thread seems to repeat every so often but it is interesting to think it through.
But I don't think that naming a ship after a King would ever work since ships are always referred to in female terms such as a she and or her. This is an old tradition of the Sea that goes many centuries and remember that 2 of Columbus' 3 Ships had female names The Nina and the Santa Maria. Today someone like me could say something like the QM2 she is my favorite ship and the QM2 her diesel engines are powerful. If Cunard were to build another true Ocean Liner to supplement the QM2 my guess is that the new Ocean Liner would probably be named after one of the UK's previous Queens that never had the honor of having a ship named after her. Regards,Jerry
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Originally posted by Cruise Liner Fan
But I don't think that naming a ship after a King would ever work since ships are always referred to in female terms such as a she and or her. This is an old tradition of the Sea that goes many centuries and remember that 2 of Columbus' 3 Ships had female names The Nina and the Santa Maria. Today someone like me could say something like the QM2 she is my favorite ship and the QM2 her diesel engines are powerful. If Cunard were to build another true Ocean Liner to supplement the QM2 my guess is that the new Ocean Liner would probably be named after one of the UK's previous Queens that never had the honor of having a ship named after her. Regards,Jerry
Cough, cough,
I am not familiar with merchant ships but any number of Royal Navy ships have been named after Royalty. As we speak an aircraft carrier is being built.. HMS Prince of Wales and here is HMS King George V:



I see no reason why there cannot be a Cunard ship named after the Duke of Edinburgh. A man who has dedicated his life to our current sovereign
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Originally posted by glojo
Cough, cough,
I am not familiar with merchant ships but any number of Royal Navy ships have been named after Royalty. As we speak an aircraft carrier is being built.. HMS Prince of Wales and here is HMS King George V:



I see no reason why there cannot be a Cunard ship named after the Duke of Edinburgh. A man who has dedicated his life to our current sovereign
But isn't it also true that the British Royal Navy is building an aircraft carrier and naming her the Queen Elizabeth? I admit that if Cunard did build another true Ocean Liner and she gets the name the Duke of Edinburgh I would probably would go on aboard this ship. Is the Duke of Edinburgh also known as Prince Philip? Regards,Jerry
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Just off the top of my head...

Columbus
Washington
Presidents Hoover/Cleveland/Roosevelt/Wilson/Monroe
Michelangelo
Raffaello
Andrea Doria
Conte de Savoia
REX

The famed SS Normandie was androgynous... The French Line said it was neither female nor male.
#6
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They could name it the Prince Harry so it could be the party boat. It seems he knows how to party and could be god father to the ship?? Then the Royal Rendezvous could be the Queens meeting their Prince??
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Originally posted by DDBINK1
They could name it the Prince Harry so it could be the party boat. It seems he knows how to party and could be god father to the ship?? Then the Royal Rendezvous could be the Queens meeting their Prince??
So if the R.M.S. Prince Harry is built would the ship have a Las Vegas themed casino? Regards,Jerry
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Originally posted by Cruise Liner Fan
But isn't it also true that the British Royal Navy is building an aircraft carrier and naming her the Queen Elizabeth? I admit that if Cunard did build another true Ocean Liner and she gets the name the Duke of Edinburgh I would probably would go on aboard this ship. Is the Duke of Edinburgh also known as Prince Philip? Regards,Jerry
100% correct but we already have a cruise ship called Queen Elizabeth and whilst the first carrier will be named Queen Elizabeth, the second which is also being built as we speak, will be named the Prince of Wales (not a fan of that name)
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Originally posted by glojo
100% correct but we already have a cruise ship called Queen Elizabeth and whilst the first carrier will be named Queen Elizabeth, the second which is also being built as we speak, will be named the Prince of Wales (not a fan of that name)
I didn't know that G B had aircraft carriers anymore. ??

Is it common to have navy ships named after royalty?
I know in the US they name them after former presidents, states, cities etc.
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Originally posted by DDBINK1
I didn't know that G B had aircraft carriers anymore. ??

Is it common to have navy ships named after royalty?
I know in the US they name them after former presidents, states, cities etc.
Oh ye of little faith

We actually have an aircraft carrier at sea, fully operational but....

We do not have any aircraft to put on them!!!!!

We 'gave' you our complete stock of Harriers along with spares that filled several large hangers click

It would have been insulting if we received the amount claimed in this article but it was a darn sight less and now we are in the embarrassing situation of having an aircraft carrier without aircraft. Having said that the Navy has 'rebadged' this aircrafty carrier and given it the name 'High Readiness Helicopter and Commando Carrier'!!!

Originally posted by DDBINK1
Is it common to have navy ships named after royalty?
I suppose we have only started to do this from the 17th Century, but since then yes it has become quite common.

Not sure where I stand on this issue as we all have our own ideas on what is right.. Ark Royal is a name always associated with our aircraft carriers and perhaps it would have been nice to have given this name to the second in class of our new ships?

Regarding the name for any new Cunard ship, I think folks can see my thoughts and Duke of Edinburgh would be my choice of name
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