Links and Further Reading

With thanks to:

Our sincere thanks goes to a number of contributors who help make this website possible.

Ian Boyle / Simplon Post Cards – – Ian has of the most extensive collections online, an excellent resource, and has kindly allowed us to use his wonderful postcard images in the history pages of this website.

Cunard – our thanks to Michael Gallagher, Rachel LLoyd and Ruth Harrington from Cunard Line who have supported us with information and imagery

Cunard Ship Links:

Caronia II – – Full of information on the famous “Green Goddess”, Cunard’s second Caronia.

Caronia I during World War I – Superb imagery of this great Cunarder.

Cunard Official – The official home of Cunard Line.

Cunard Steamship – The society for the Cunard Steamship Company.

Ian Maclean’s QE2 Tribute Here – A magnificent Tribute Video to the greatest Ocean Liner of our time.

Queen Elizabeth 2: A Farewell – This is a truly superb website about the magnificent QE2.

Rob Lightbody’s QE2 & QM2 – With extensive imagery and information from the 1986/87 refit and re-engine.

RMS Queen – A beautiful tribute to RMS Queen Mary.

Sam Warwick’s QE2 Homepage – A very thorough QE2 resource, and the first independent QE2 website.

Sam Warwick’s QM2 – Great for pictures of the 2004 tandem crossing, Sam is the son of Commodore Warwick.

The – A very extensive history of early Cunard ships.

Cunard Books

QE2: A Photographic – Our QE2 book – A photographic tribute to the world’s most loved ship.

QM2: A Photographic – Our QM2 book – A photographic tribute to Cunard’s flagship.

Queen Victoria: A Photographic – A photographic tribute to Cunard’s Queen Victoria.

Queen Elizabeth: A Photographic Journey – – A photographic tribute to Cunard’s newest Queen.

The Cunard Story – Click Here – Details the 170 year history of the Cunard Line.

The QE2 StoryClick Here – Our latest QE2 book, details the life and times of Queen Elizabeth 2.

The QM2 StoryClick Here – Our latest QM2 book, details the life and times of Queen Mary 2.

The Evolution of the Transatlantic LinerClick Here – Our newest book, tracing the history of the Transatlantic passenger ship.

The History – The largest publisher of British shipping history, and publisher of our Cunard books.

General Shipping Websites

Canberra (dot) – A fantastic web page all about the “Great White Whale”, P&O’s iconic Canberra.

Simplon Port – One of the most extensive collections online, an excellent resource.

Southampton – Fantastic for the latest goings on in the Southampton shipping world.

World Ship Society New – Website of the New York office for the World Ship Society.

Shipping Forums, Blogs and Magazines

Australian Cruise Passenger Magazine – One of Australia’s cruising magazines.

Bill Miller At – Keep track of the wonderful lectures, talks and books by maritime historian Bill Miller.

Cruising Isn’t Just for Old People – – Emma’s great Cruising resource.

Michael Hepburn’s QE2 Painting – 

Maritime – Memories and photographs from a life at sea.

Porthole Cruise Magazine – – Wonderful publication that I sometimes write for.

Sea Breezes Magazine – Superb publication that I sometimes write for.

The QE2 Forum – A must visit for all QE2 fans, this forum is thoroughly recommended.

Travel – Excellent Travel & Cruise Resource.

World Wide Cruising; News and Pictorial – Superb monthly publication with many photos. I often write for this magazine.

Official Websites

Cunard’s Official Website: – I regularly speak aboard the Cunard ships as a maritime lecturer.

P&O Cruises: – The Australian arm of P&O – I’ve spoken aboard several of their ships.