Since her launching in 1969 until being superceeded by the "Queen Mary 2" in 2004, the "QE2" was the flagship of The Cunard Line and the epitome of trans-Atlantic liner service. In the 1980's she continued to do trans-Atlantic liner trips during the northern hemisphere summer months but during the winter she would undertake world wide cruising often making one long around the world cruise.  In recent years she has been upgraded and devotes more and more of her time to cruising.

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The above view shows the "Queen Elizabeth 11" arriving in Auckland early in the morning of 8th February, 1985

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QUEEN 1  1985 Auckland Harbour visit of QE2 with ships cachet and Pictorial Postmark.    US$4

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This view shows the QE11 being tied up at her Lyttelton berth

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QUEEN 2   1985 Lyttelton Harbour visit by QE11 with Lyttelton Harbour stamp.   US$4

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This photo shows QE2 leaving Lyttelton harbour in the early evening on the 11th February 1985.

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QUEEN 3   Falkland Islands 1980's used Phonecard showing QE2 in the Falklands.   US$4

Note: this card was issued by Cable and Wireless who operate the cardphones in the Falkland Islands.

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QUEEN 4   2004 (Feb 9th) Lyttelton Harbour visit by QE11 .   US$4

Note: The above envelope has a Lyttelton Port company sticker at top left.

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QUEEN 5   2004 (Feb 9th) Lyttelton Paquebot cover of QE11 with English stamps used.   US$4

The photo at right shows the QE2 departing Lyttelton on the early evening of 9th February, 2004.

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