Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Jan 2, 2008 19:31:14 GMT -8
Does anyone have a guess as to how much time Miss Rupert has left up in the north? When will the NorEx be arriving? I am hoping to go on her in summer '09, but I am worried if she will be around then or not. Answers will be much appreciated.
I am curious as to whether they would shift the QPR to the Bella Coola Run, or is the 'wack better?
I made this suggestion on another thread a few months ago. I think it would be a good idea, but they could only do it for one or two years, or until TC said no more due to the QPR's single compartment stability, and its age. Nevertheless, it would make a better boat for summer use on the central coast run then the Wack.
Post by Queen of Nanaimo Teen on Apr 9, 2008 20:29:57 GMT -8
One more question about the Queen of Prince Rupert (and other northern vessels). Does anyone know if they play a recorded "Welcome Aboard" announcement? Or is it just that captain over the intercom? Thanks, Sean
I have ridden them enough times & ought to know. Truth is that I have never paid much attention. If the captain or some other male voice came on to welcome you aboard I would have remembered that. So, I believe that they do 'canned' announcements just as on the southern routes.
BTW, way back in the dawn of time (the 1960's) a ship's crew member (news stand attendant, I think) would come on the PA system to welcome you aboard on the route 1 ferries at least. I remember them well...
Captain Amadeus & crew welcome you aboard the motor vessel Queen of Esquimalt. It is nice to have you with us. Our sailing time to Swartz Bay, on Vancouver Island, will be approximately 1 hour & forty minutes... etc...
PS: On another thread, about a month ago, I relayed what I was told (by a NorAd crew member) about the QPR's future. I was told that she would see a couple of years of summer service on the Discovery Coast route before her final retirement. Sometimes 'information' received from a crew member does turn out to be true... We shall wait and see.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2008 20:58:15 GMT -8 by WettCoast
Its going to be a toss up between the QPR and the Chilliwack as to witch will get canned. Of course I'm rooting for the Chilliwack to stay around. I don't know what the demand on route 40 is but the QPR holds 35 less vehicles than the Chilliwack.
Any one have any other theory's
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Post by Northern Exploration on Apr 10, 2008 9:00:49 GMT -8
My last time on the QoftN the announcements were done by the purser. Bridge staff only seemed to make annoucements to tell about wildlife. Unique points on the route were done as well by the purser and some by bridge staff.
Queen of Prince Rupert at Bear Cove - Thankyou for your years of service