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Geoffrey Miller
8th May 2016, 01:35 PM
I sailed on the QE to Port Everglades for what was supposed to be her last trip before becoming a similar venture to Queen Mary in Los Angeles. This was one of the best jobs I had in the Merch. The crew were given a choice of individual cabins, eating in one of the beautiful restaurants and the use of the Caribean Bar as our 'Pig'. A supplement of 5$ a day was payed to us due to the difference in living costs and we also accrued double leave for the length of our stay. 8 months in the Florida sunshine and getting paid, it was great. I bought 1959 Oldsmobile for 75$ and toured all over Florida in it and with our Union Flag on the hood and Queen Elizabeth painted on the Trunk. I would love to hear from any other crew members who also enjoyed this time in Florida.20290. Leaning on the Oldsmobile are Henry Tucker, Brian Seatherton and myself.

Captain Kong
8th May 2016, 03:15 PM
Hi Geoff,
There is a Carinthia class ship behind in the back ground, any idea which one??
Cheers
Brian

Geoffrey Miller
8th May 2016, 09:59 PM
Hi Geoff,
There is a Carinthia class ship behind in the back ground, any idea which one??
Cheers
Brian. It was either The Carmania, or The Franconia.

Captain Kong
8th May 2016, 10:23 PM
They changed the names of them for some daft reason, so we don't know which ship was.
Cheers
Brian