By KEN STEADMAN
For The Vista
Fall is almost upon us, which signals the start of another Fairfield Glade Lions Club Travelogue Series.
The 33rd Season starts out Monday October 1, with “Cruising the Orient on the Queen Elizabeth 2.”
Cruise time is 7 P.M. from the Palace Theater. Tickets are available at the door for $7 per person for those who have not purchased a Season ticket. However, Season tickets are still available at $30 for six shows and can be obtained at the door.
In 1969 the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched as the third of the Cunard Queens. She was the first ship ever built to serve as both a trans-Atlantic liner and a cruise ship. QE2 made her first World Cruise in 1974. Since than she has continued to sail around the world each winter taking a different route but always sailing through a large part of the Far East.
Doug Jones, one of America’s premier travel film producers, boarded the QE2 halfway through her World Cruise in Sydney, Australia. He sailed with her for 40 days through the most exotic ports of the Orient to create a film entitled “Cruising the Orient on the QE2”.
The film begins in Sydney, Australia. The QE2 sails from Sydney to Melbourne and Perth before heading to Bali. From Bali the cruise continues on to the exotic island of Brunei before going to Manila and the Philippines. The next stop is Hong Kong, where some passengers travel overland to Xian and Beijing. Then onto Tokyo and the wonders of Japan before heading back to the South stopping in Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.
This film gives a glimpse of the life in some of the most interesting travel destinations of the world.