A rare video from 1982 is now available on our website. It was filmed just prior to the Falkland War, truly the last days of the white funnel. It was also the time of the four swimming pools, miniature golf and clay-pigeon shotting.
An ex crew member who made this film available remembers:
With one foot still in the 70s, QE2 is still the largest liner in service when this was filmed, except for the Norway. She reigned supreme. There were no mega-liners, no ‘XXL’ of the Seas, no Aidas, nothing like that. It was QE2.
When this was filmed if you ever mentioned a QM2 – they would have laughed at you. It was impossible and unthinkable as you will hear from the remarks of Captain Bob Arnott or ” Captain Bob” as he was affectionately known.
The quality of the film is not the best. It’s an old film, but it is rare. I don’t know where you’ll find it elsewhere.