QE2's master misses the boat
PASSENGERS planning to board the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 could find themselves stranded on the dock after the ship's master missed the advertising boat and failed to publicise details of the embarkation check.
About 600 people have tickets to join the liner in Hong Kong when it sails for Bangkok tomorrow, but agents Jardine Shipping fear many of them won't know how to go about getting on.
Jardine marketing assistant Adeline Cheung Lai-ling called the South China Morning Post's advertising department yesterday afternoon to put a notice in today's paper, only to find that she was too late.
Ms Cheung said she only received the request for the placing of the notice yesterday. She did not know why the request had come so late.
Ms Cheung said passengers should check their baggage in at Ocean Terminal and then proceed to the Omni Hong Kong Hotel's Centenary Ballroom between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to be given instructions for a 4 pm sailing.