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Tung had a great idea; convert the largest ship in the world, Cunard's fabled QUEEN ELIZABETH of 1940, into both a floating university and a cruise ship that would sail the world.  Cruise passengers could enjoy the destination lectures provided to the students while still enjoying all the luxury of a QUEEN.  \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e The detailed deck plan opens to 17\" by 23\" and covers ten decks, from Sports down to the pool on E.  The plan is lifted directly from Cunard.  An intro brochure dates to late 1970 or early 1971.  C.Y. Tung had just purchased the regal but run-down QUEEN.  Glowing text announces that, \"the QUEEN awaits you ... you still may be the lucky ones who can enjoy this great ship and claim to be part of a great legend ...\"  A four-page maiden voyage brochure shows a photo of the SEAWISE UNIVERSITY on the cover.  She looks great in her new livery.  The itinerary called for an April 24, 1972, departure from Los Angeles for a seventy-five day \"Circle Pacific Cruise\".  Extensive rates started at just over two-thousand for a D Deck inner and topped out at thirteen-thousand for an M Deck Royal Suite.  Two cabin photos show the 1930s deco design was untouched.  \"It's the rebirth of a legend,\" proclaimed Orient Overseas Line. \u003cbr\u003e  \u003cbr\u003e Alas, we all know the tragic ending to this story.  On January 9, 1972, retrofitting of the ship in Hong Kong Harbor was within days of completion when mysterious fires broke out all over.  The ship burned for two days and finally capsized into a molten pile of twisted steel.  Like the Kennedy assassination and 9\/11, ship buffs all over the world remember where they were when they heard the devastating news of the QUEEN ELIZABETH's destruction.    \u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e Excellent condition.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003e"}

SEAWISE UNIVERSITY: 1940 - Deck plan & 2 brochures for what might have been

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Orient Overseas Line:  It is heart breaking to look at these three SEAWISE UNIVERSITY items and think about what might have been: fold-out deck plan, rate and itinerary brochure, and an early sailing guide that was way too optimistic.   

Hong Kong shipping magnate C.Y. Tung had a great idea; convert the largest ship in the world, Cunard's fabled QUEEN ELIZABETH of 1940, into both a floating university and a cruise ship that would sail the world.  Cruise passengers could enjoy the destination lectures provided to the students while still enjoying all the luxury of a QUEEN. 

The detailed deck plan opens to 17" by 23" and covers ten decks, from Sports down to the pool on E.  The plan is lifted directly from Cunard.  An intro brochure dates to late 1970 or early 1971.  C.Y. Tung had just purchased the regal but run-down QUEEN.  Glowing text announces that, "the QUEEN awaits you ... you still may be the lucky ones who can enjoy this great ship and claim to be part of a great legend ..."  A four-page maiden voyage brochure shows a photo of the SEAWISE UNIVERSITY on the cover.  She looks great in her new livery.  The itinerary called for an April 24, 1972, departure from Los Angeles for a seventy-five day "Circle Pacific Cruise".  Extensive rates started at just over two-thousand for a D Deck inner and topped out at thirteen-thousand for an M Deck Royal Suite.  Two cabin photos show the 1930s deco design was untouched.  "It's the rebirth of a legend," proclaimed Orient Overseas Line.
 
Alas, we all know the tragic ending to this story.  On January 9, 1972, retrofitting of the ship in Hong Kong Harbor was within days of completion when mysterious fires broke out all over.  The ship burned for two days and finally capsized into a molten pile of twisted steel.  Like the Kennedy assassination and 9/11, ship buffs all over the world remember where they were when they heard the devastating news of the QUEEN ELIZABETH's destruction.   

Excellent condition.

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