The QE2 Story : Keeping the Legend Alive
This website, and its discussion forum, contain the story of "the greatest ship the world has ever known", told through the stories and memories of the people who travelled on her, worked on her, admired her from afar or helped to build and maintain her. This site is the most popular site on the internet dedicated to this legendary ship.
Our motto, "Keeping the Legend Alive" was coined in January 2009. It does not relate to keeping the actual QE2 alive, but rather her stories, memories and photographs.
This site is not connected with Nakheel, Istithmar, Cunard or any other company or organisation. The domain name was registered by Rob Lightbody in February 2008 and the forum was launched in January 2009.
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Within our well organised discussion forum you'll meet former crew, enthusiasts, fans, passengers, historians, researchers, experts and 'celebrities' from the world of the QE2 who contribute together in discovering and remembering the Story of the QE2.
To join in the many on going discussions register for free today or if you are already a member, log in! If you have any problems registering or logging in, email us to let us know so that we can help!
Our members have been hard at work finding their best photos, and uploading them to our comprehensive Gallery.
To contribute to the gallery, and to be able to use it fully
(and view the images full-screen) you need to first be a
member of the forum, login, and then click the Gallery
button that is built into the forum.
Our Pin Badge
Show your support for the legend that is the QE2 while at the same time showing your support for your favourite QE2 website by wearing our lovely new badge!
Its subtle enough to wear to any occasion and we've already sent badges all over the world. Order yours now in our shop!
QE2 Story Newsletter
If you want to receive our newsletter automatically each month, please register for the forum!
In late April 2011, Rob Lightbody was the first person in two and a half years to be allowed to publish photos and videos which he took on board QE2 in Dubai. Visit the QE2 News section of the forum for more information.
Quite a few of our members have been to visit QE2 in Dubai and to check she's being looked after properly.
We also closely follow what is happening on a daily basis. Updates are placed on the forum first.
We also host occasional get-togethers to share our QE2 stories in person. These can be on board the current Cunard ships, or at related maritime events. In 2010 we had a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverley, a visit to the QE2's shipyard including a trip up the famous Titan Crane and for 2011 we intend to gather at the Tall Ships Race in Greenock. More details of past and future events, and how to join in, on the forum.
Day trip on the famous Clyde Paddle
Steamer PS Waverley
At the top of the Titan Crane, Clydebank,
above where QE2 was built
On board Cunard's Queen Victoria during
her first visit to the Clyde
Standing on QE2's Slipway in Clydebank
Our facebook page lets you indicate your support for our site, and also allows us to easily update everybody with news of the ship herself, and updates from TheQE2Story.com site.
This is probably the easiest way to keep up to date with the latest news from the QE2 herself, and the forum. You don't need to even be a member of Twitter - you can just go to this address - http://twitter.com/TheQE2Story - and read whats happening. If you are a member of Twitter, please follow our tweets.
Our QE2 'Virtual Webcam' of Archived Images
The QE2's BridgeCam is back! Here we present a rolling 'best of' many hundreds of images from QE2's live webcam. The image changes with each page refresh. You are welcome to incorporate it into your own website, please get in touch for instructions.