How to follow QV refit?

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#1
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Hi was just wondering if there is a way to follow the refit ie cameras on board or a dedicated Cunard page? Thanks
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I've not seen anything yet but there might be something available once she reaches Palermo.
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She's arrived!

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Usually this depends on someone on the ship taking photos and videos and then posting them on Social Media. From there they can work their here way to CC.

When Azamara upgraded their ships there was great coverage on Social Media.
#6
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I'm assuming people have seen this page:

http://www.cunard.com/cruise-ships/q...n&sf66125682=1

Doesn't track the refit, but highlights some of the plans.


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When a ship enters a drydock, the shipyard assumes full financial responsibility for the ship, so the shipyard's rules on photographing work sites apply. Sometimes you get crew posting photos on social media, and sometimes it is banned by the cruise line, or pulled from the sites, because of legal agreements with the shipyard. It comes down to liability, in that anything seen in a photo posted on social media could be used in any litigation against the shipyard. A long time CC poster, DryDock Dave, has been severely limited in his posting of shipyard photos for RCI and Carnival ships that he has worked on, for this very reason. Generally now, he uses his wife, another CC poster, to share the photos.
#8
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Yesterday I left a message on Cunard's Facebook page asking if they will be posting photos or videos of QV's progress. Today I received an answer that said, "yes, indeed, we will be posting on social media. Watch for it in the next few weeks." So, sometime soon we should be able to start seeing photos and information.
#10
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Someone on Facebook had this and another where the new back end was lowered into place.
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Yes there are now some pics on the cunard fan pages of the aft section on and now in place and the old section discarded, it looks much bigger now certainly.
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#12
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Friend Christine just got off the end of the World trip, before the refit and had this photo. QV in Southampton as workers unload containers of things for the refit. Those who followed her progress to Sicily say they were in a hurry to get there, traveling at 21+ knots most of the way.
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#14
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Ah they install the " Queen Elisabeth back" - a few more cabins - a bit more money for Carnvial- well I suppose QV can cope with the added passengers! I hope Cunard does not get any ideas about changing QM2 that way and spoil the nice " back" of QM2!
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Originally posted by Ray66

thanks for posting, i dont have access to Facebook... its a pity we will also lose the Cunardia museum, I enjoy the odd look through its display case...
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Originally posted by Germancruiser
Ah they install the " Queen Elisabeth back" - a few more cabins - a bit more money for Carnvial- well I suppose QV can cope with the added passengers! I hope Cunard does not get any ideas about changing QM2 that way and spoil the nice " back" of QM2!
"...a bit more money for Carnvial..."

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Originally posted by roscoe39
thanks for posting, i dont have access to Facebook... its a pity we will also lose the Cunardia museum, I enjoy the odd look through its display case...
I obviously haven't checked the new deck plans carefully enough, what is going in Cunardia's place ?
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
I obviously haven't checked the new deck plans carefully enough, what is going in Cunardia's place ?
Future sales office.......
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#20
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Originally posted by Oahucruiser
Roscoe, you don't have to be part of Facebook to see their posts. Just go to www.facebook.com/cunard It's open to the public.

thanks Patti...I have an aversion to Facebook....don't get me started..!

how are you Patti...thinking of you particularly at this time of year...
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