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  • Cunard announces it will drop the British flag

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15366562


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    The end.

  • #2
    I doubt that allowing weddings has anything do with the flag change, more likely for tax savings and screwing over the junior crew...


    What a sad end....
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

    All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      I doubt that allowing weddings has anything do with the flag change, more likely for tax savings
      Yes
      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      and screwing over the junior crew...
      Very likely


      Originally posted by GuinnessMan View Post
      What a sad end....
      Yes
      '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
      just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
      down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
      new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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      • #4
        It would be good to see if such a great demand for weddings on-board is evident.

        On the other hand with the large number of passengers on some of the vessels, surely the weddings are very public.

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        • #5
          Now, if they drop the red duster do they have to stop calling QM2 an RMS? I can't think how you could have a RMS on a FOC?
          '... English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
          just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages
          down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for
          new vocabulary.' - James Davis Nicoll

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          • #6
            the RMS indicates that the ship holds a contract from the royal mail to carry the mail. any ship can be an RMS as long as they have a contract, as far as i know it is a largely symbolic thing for the QM2, mainly as it doesnt just do the liner route across the atlantic and as such would be a bit pants at getting aunt mildreds birthday card to her on time.

            they could also just name the ship RMS Queen Mary 2, but that would make her MV RMS Queen MAry 2 which is starting to get a bit long for the stern
            you can take it with a pinch of salt, but i prefer it with a nip of whisky

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