QUEEN ELIZABETH is our newest luxury liner, named in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance and modern features have won her many accolades and made her a firm favourite with her passengers. Discover more about Queen Elizabeth including her unique facilities and explore her decks through the links below.
From a very early age David has had a great passion for all forms of transport, their history, their reasons for development and the people behind their creation. He is particularly interested in passenger shipping and over the years has formed two major passenger ship related clubs, the SS Uganda Society and the Passenger Ship Enthusiast Association (now the Ocean Liner Society).
David lived and worked around the world for most of his working life and cruised on some of the greatest passenger ships of the last 50 years. He enjoys sharing this passion with other people, but strives to provide interest and entertainment to a broad cross section of people including those who may not share my passion but enjoy a ‘good old yarn’ supported by excellent images.
Mike Harvey is an experienced guest speaker with a broad portfolio of over 50 talks. Following a 30 year career in financial services, Mike established a successful management consultancy business and undertook assignments for major international corporations in the UK, Europe, the Far East and South America.
Having graduated with the Open University, Mike obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Warwick and has carried out numerous speaking engagements in the UK and USA. He is a member of Chatham House, the UK’s and Europe’s leading foreign policy “think tank”.
Andrew Barber is a former British diplomat with extensive knowledge of security and intelligence issues. His postings included Islamabad, Jakarta, Addis Ababa and Kuala Lumpur.
Andrew Barber now runs his own security and research consultancy company in Kuala Lumpur. He is the author of a series of books covering the East India Company and the history of Malaya, notably during the Second World War, and has recently completed, under pseudonym, a novel about espionage and spying. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and has previously lectured on Cunard world voyages.