Queen Mary 2 by John Maxtone-Graham
The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time

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In January 2004, Cunard Line's latest flagship, the stupendous Queen Mary 2, will sail on her maiden voyage from England. Not merely a cruise ship, this fourth Cunard Queen is a true ocean liner, able to cross the Atlantic in all weathers at high speed, sustaining the company's celebrated heritage. The Queen Mary 2 book documents the creation of this remarkable vessel from keel laying to christening. This book features stunning four-colour photographs and paintings, details of design, construction, engines, lavish interiors, sea trails, and christening. It also contains archival images juxtaposing her significance against her predecessors. An eight-page gatefold shows a detailed cutaway of the remarkable interiors.

About John Maxtone-Graham

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John Maxtone-Graham is a world-renowned maritime historian, author of more than a dozen books about passenger vessels. He is also a consummate shipboard lecturer and consultant to numerous cruise lines.Harvey Lloyd is a seasoned travel and adventure photographer and the foremost photographer of the cruise industry today. His most recent book is Voyages, The Romance of Cruising (Dorling Kindersley, 1999).
Published April 28, 2004 by Bulfinch. 208 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The historian explains that in the 1840s,""a covered chamber pot remained a cherished cabin perquisite because Brittania's lavatories were out on deck, an invariably damp nocturnal excursion."" Another chapter relates the seafaring lives of past""Queen"" vessels--touching briefly on the Queen Eli...

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(The bridge screen is the forward end of every vessel's superstructure, the maritime equivalent of an automotive hood and windshield.) By application of two decks' worth of horizontal, wraparound black lines, Payne has visually recapitulated the look of the original Queen Mary's forward deck ...

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