Paul Motter, editor of top-notch cruising website CruiseMates.com, was one of a few hand-selected journalists recently invited to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for a tour of the newbuilding QUEEN ELIZABETH nine weeks before her scheduled completion. He has provided his readers with a detailed preview of the ship’s myriad features as workers scurried through a beehive of scaffolding to meet the October 11 christening deadline.. Click here for Paul Motter’s report from Monfalcone, Italy.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."