{"id":1228324929583,"title":"QE2: 1969 - Press packet for disastrous 1995 \"refurbishment\"","handle":"qe2-1969-press-packet-for-disastrous-1995-refurbishment","description":"\u003cp\u003eCunard Line:  A press packet distributed after the 1995 “refurbishment” that introduced such iconic QE2 features as the Golden Lion Pub and the Heritage Trail.  It also introduced a sea of red ink and bad publicity for the line, ultimately resulting in its sale. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut in this press kit everything is rosy.  Here is the list of releases: \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003col\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“QE2 Reintroduced After $45-Million Refurbishment”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“New Look for QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“The Refurbishment of QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 – In Brief”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“Cunard Commissions New Works of Art for QE2 Refurbishment”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“Uniquely Qualified Team Completes QE2 Refurbishment”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“The Royal Make-Over of the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“QE2 Dining Experience Enhanced During Refurbishment”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“The Golden Lion Pub Debuts on QE2”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“QE2 Heritage Trail Depicts History of Transatlantic Travel”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“New QE2 Children’s Program Makes Sailing with Kids a Breeze”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“QE2: A Legend in Her Own Time”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“QE2 Facts \u0026amp; 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Figures”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“Cunard Corporate Profile”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e“John Olsen – Chief Executive of Cunard” \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ol\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt all makes for great reading, especially for folks who sailed on the QE2 during her final decade of service.  Also included is a special luncheon menu for a 6th January 1995 event onboard in New York for the press and high rollers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA tidbit of history:  the refurbishment was not completed on time but the ship sailed on a December ’94 cruise anyway.  It was such a disaster that Cunard had to refund all the passengers.  That lead to a loss for Cunard owner Trafalgar House.  The company soon dumped its Cunard ownership to a Norwegian shipyard who in turn sold the troubled line to Carnival Corporation in 1998.  Although decried at the time, that move saved Cunard and turned her into the grand line we know today.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e Excellent condition.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

QE2: 1969 - Press packet for disastrous 1995 "refurbishment"

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Cunard Line:  A press packet distributed after the 1995 “refurbishment” that introduced such iconic QE2 features as the Golden Lion Pub and the Heritage Trail.  It also introduced a sea of red ink and bad publicity for the line, ultimately resulting in its sale. 

But in this press kit everything is rosy.  Here is the list of releases: 

  1. “QE2 Reintroduced After $45-Million Refurbishment”
  2. “New Look for QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”
  3. “The Refurbishment of QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 – In Brief”
  4. “Cunard Commissions New Works of Art for QE2 Refurbishment”
  5. “Uniquely Qualified Team Completes QE2 Refurbishment”
  6. “The Royal Make-Over of the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2”
  7. “QE2 Dining Experience Enhanced During Refurbishment”
  8. “The Golden Lion Pub Debuts on QE2”
  9. “QE2 Heritage Trail Depicts History of Transatlantic Travel”
  10. “New QE2 Children’s Program Makes Sailing with Kids a Breeze”
  11. “QE2: A Legend in Her Own Time”
  12. “QE2 Facts & Figures”
  13. “Cunard Corporate Profile”
  14. “John Olsen – Chief Executive of Cunard” 

It all makes for great reading, especially for folks who sailed on the QE2 during her final decade of service.  Also included is a special luncheon menu for a 6th January 1995 event onboard in New York for the press and high rollers. 

A tidbit of history:  the refurbishment was not completed on time but the ship sailed on a December ’94 cruise anyway.  It was such a disaster that Cunard had to refund all the passengers.  That lead to a loss for Cunard owner Trafalgar House.  The company soon dumped its Cunard ownership to a Norwegian shipyard who in turn sold the troubled line to Carnival Corporation in 1998.  Although decried at the time, that move saved Cunard and turned her into the grand line we know today.

 Excellent condition.

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