In August 2023 Solar Solve Marine’s consultant Julie Lightfoot MBE was enjoying a cruise to Alaska from Vancouver on Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship and during the voyage she was kindly invited to visit the bridge.
Julie, delighted to see that SOLASOLV® anti-glare screens were not only installed but in use at the windows on the bridge, was given permission to take a photo. SOLASOLV® screens are very effective at helping to protect the ship’s crew from the sun’s heat and glare for safer navigation, whilst also allowing a 100% optically clear outward view, which is another great benefit they provide.
All SOLASOLV® screens are custom made in South Shields, England and are Type Approved for use on most types of ships, from military ships to cruise vessels.
Queen Elizabeth is Cunard’s newest luxury ocean liner and made her debut voyage in 2010 from Southampton. She was built in Italy and christened by her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She joined the fleet that now numbers three Queens – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognised the contribution of the Queen Elizabeth for reporting 192 whale sightings in 2022 to their Whale Alert Alaska program.
In May 2023 Queen Elizabeth returned to the North Pacific to start the Alaska cruise season again.
Julie commented “Queen Elizabeth is one of a limited number of cruise ships allowed to sail in the UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay National Park, and US National Park service rangers came on board the ship during our cruise to provide special presentations to the passengers about the national park and the wonderful wildlife and glaciers that we could see whilst on the cruise which made it a very exciting and memorable experience”.