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posted 01-04-2017 11:37 PM      Profile for steeplechase   Author's Homepage   Email steeplechase   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Sailed" the Queen Mary again yesterday. Stayed a night in a unheated city side cabin. Carpets and paint in terrible shape. Promenade Cafe said to be under renovations but looked more like a flood happened and collapsed the ceiling. Railings were rotting, flying bridge now off limits. Many burned out light bulbs. Hot water turned off all night. Outside seating in disrepair.

My thinking is new management company will run her into the ground then pull out leaving a rusting wreck. The staff onboard don't seem to care at all. However the beds were very comfy.

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posted 01-05-2017 05:46 PM      Profile for frosty40   Author's Homepage   Email frosty40   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Looks like it will go the ways of the US United States.
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posted 01-08-2017 05:42 PM      Profile for PamM   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Doesn't sound too promising Steeplechase I am booked for a Long Beach 'Voyage' in April, I hope she is up to scratch by then

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posted 01-12-2017 08:41 AM      Profile for Neil - Ex P & O & PRINCESS CRUISES   Author's Homepage   Email Neil - Ex P & O & PRINCESS CRUISES   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There is talk of a big spend on the ' RMS Queen Mary ' with new wiring, pipe work, sewage system work, work on her teak decks and also some hull reinforcing work to be carried out.

It is intended to keep her open while about US $23 million is spent on her !

Lets hope it goes ahead and she does not finish up like the ' ss United States ' which I have said for many years should be scrapped !

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posted 03-11-2017 09:35 AM      Profile for Malcolm @ cruisepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I stayed on-board some years back now, even then she was a great nautical experience and a bad hotel!

Do they still do the ghost tour? It's silly, but you got to see some bits of the ship that are otherwise off-limits, like the indoor swimming pool.

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posted 05-15-2017 08:09 PM      Profile for PamM   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We spent a few nights on her mid April. A lot of work is being done - and a LOT needs to be - but it seems she is getting a thorough going over. Sir Winston's has since re-opened and the Sun deck decking aft redone. Still can't go on the flying bridge etc, but I am sure they will get there. [No Malcolm the Legends and Ghosts tour is no longing running due to the structural problems around the 1st Class Swimming Pool, but there are other 'haunted' tours - a general encounter one during the day and others at night]. The Promenade Café should reopen soon I am told. The funnels are being repainted now, but the lifeboats have no tarps and are rotting. We ate in the Chelsea Chowder House which was very good and nice views of Long Beach [with the mist rolling in].

She is still a wonderful ship & well worth a few nights aboard.

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