Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Queen Mary 2 - Transatlantic voyage. Absolutely unofficial guide HD. July 2012.

Music: JCRZ - Runaway, Creative Commons
Sounder - Endless Space, Beyond Reach or Not, Creative Commons

 In July 2012, we embarked on the Queen Mary 2 for a 7-day voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City. I am not a cruise-ship kind of guy, and get restless very quickly. However, the Queen Mary 2 is a marvel of human engineering and design, and it was a fascinating trip.

 In this short film I tried to show most of the places on the ship where passengers can spend their time. When you see places without people, it's because I shot them very early or late, when most of my fellow passengers were sleeping or busy doing something else.

 I don't have any affiliations with the Cunard company, and didn't have any special access (I would love to visit the engine room!) This was a personal project, done to entertain myself during the crossing.

 P.S. Sorry for the late upload. I moved to Tanzania. It took time to have my equipment up and running. Subscribe! Don't miss new videos about Africa!

 Video was shot with Canon t3i/600D with Tokina 11-16/2.8. Majority was done handheld with Flycam nano camera stabilizer, Gorillapod and tripod. Manual exposure with 100ASA and 1600ASA settings.


  1. Enjoyed the video. In 2010 my wife and I sailed on the Costa Luminosa. I love the opulence of these cruise liners. The video is so smooth.

  2. Transoceanic intersections are entries of travelers and load over the Atlantic Ocean between the Americas and Europe or Africa. The lion's share of traveler activity is over the North Atlantic between North America and Western Europe. Hundreds of years after the decreasing of sporadic Viking exchange with Markland, a standard and enduring transoceanic exchange course was built up in 1566 with the Spanish West Indies armadas, taking after the Voyages of Christopher Columbus.