QE2: 50 Year Celebration – Seminar with Chris Frame

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the most legendary ocean liner of our time. Launched in 1967 by HM. The Queen, the QE2 become the most travelled ship in history. Throughout her long 39 1/2 year career, QE2 carried 2.5 million passengers an unprecedented 5.6 million nautical miles. 
QE2 was the last of the transatlantic ocean liners built in Great Britain. She carried the baton alone until the advent of QM2 in 2004 and in doing so, QE2 became a household name. 
Join maritime author and QE2 expert Chris Frame for a journey through the illustrious history of QE2, covering her design and construction, service in the Falklands War, illustrious passenger career and eventual retirement. 

Chris Frame has a passion for passenger ships, history & travel.Chris’ interest in ocean liners started when he read a book about the Titanic as a boy. Since then, Chris has travelled extensively aboard passenger ships.

He is a regular speaker aboard cruise ships, at maritime museums around the world, as well as being a keynote speaker at conferences and dinners. Highlights include being the youngest guest lecturer to speak aboard QE2, regular engagements aboard the current P&O and Cunard fleet, speaking at the Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea City Museum Southampton, as well as being the first guest lecturer to speak aboard P&O’s Pacific Eden. 

Seminar takes place at 11am on Monday 6th March at the museum. Entry is free with your museum ticket.


  • Residents of the Auckland region can visit the Maritime Museum galleries for free if they provide proof of address on arrival
  • Children: 5-14 years old (4 years and under are free)
  • Family Pass = 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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Bookings essential. Please call (09) 373 0800 or email info@maritimemuseum.co.nz to reserve your place.