Saturday, November 17, 2012

The old QUEEN MARY

I first stayed aboard the Queen Mary in August 1978. It was fascinating to see the then 42-yr old ship restored and operating. I often hear recollections of the great Cunarder such as these from Mary Hyde. 
I remember going to New York for the first time in 1955. I was aboard theQueen Mary. It was the first sailing after a long strike. The ship was off schedule. There were only 600 passengers onboard [out of a possible 2,000]. We had amazing service. My grandparents had been lost on theTitanic and so that voyage on the Queen Mary was a kind of very special connection for me to them. I remember members of the British Fencing Team were allowed to use the cabin class pool even if they were in tourist class, and watching well-dressed passengers dancing in the lounge even as the ship plowed through a gale. I also won $15 at bingo and then used the money to make a ship-to-shore phone call to my parents back home in England. That was a very great treat!"
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