Queen Mary 2 Captain Philpott’s Monthly Column

Early days
2018-11-06

Hello again and as you may have read, I just finished my career at sea on “big ships” as Captain of Queen Mary 2 in September 2018 and it really was an amazing way to complete a career. But we all start somewhere and I still vividly recall my early days as a young 16 […]

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No route is ever the same
2018-10-23

You know, the average person might think that Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossings must take the same route every time. I mean, why not? It’s all Ocean out there and it would be very difficult to bump into say, Bermuda or some other such island on the way across! So why is then that I […]

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The Love Boat
2018-10-16

You will know from the home page of The World’s Greatest Vacations that you can “Discover a world of opportunities with Cunard’s Sailing Soon Savings”! Well that phrase immediately takes me right back to when I was a young 28 year old Second Officer just about to join my first ever passenger ship in 1989, […]

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Glad to be aboard
2018-10-16

How else could I start this week’s column other than to say “Wow!!!” in response to such a welcome from Mr Richard Shane of The World’s Greatest Vacations to the Team here, via his video filmed from his boat alongside the one and only Queen Mary 2 in New York Harbour!! Up until just a […]

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Queen Mary 2 Captain Philpott joining The World’s Greatest Vacations
2018-10-10

We are proud to welcome Queen Mary 2 Captain Philpott aboard The World’s Greatest Vacations. [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/294428583[/vimeo] Ever wonder who that is “driving” your ocean liner? Who and how did he or she get that mega-responsibility? More than 300,000 lives counting on you every year, as well as a billion dollar high tech vessel? Me too?? How […]

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Bon Voyage Queen Mary 2
2018-10-09

“Finished with Engines” I called to the Officer in the center of the Navigating Bridge from my conning position over on the port side Bridge wing. Another smooth arrival into New York’s Brooklyn Cruise Terminal for Queen Mary 2 had just taken place, after yet another of her signature Transatlantic Crossings from Southampton, England. I […]

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