The Cunard QUEEN VICTORIA sailed to Kangaroo Island, where she while at anchor dominated the skyline for a day against a backdrop of the South Australian coastline, and a blue sky. It was another year, when she docked at Melbourne’s station pier that FOCUS FORCE had the chance to go aboard and see the true elegance of  the ship. It was on this occasion that Kids With Cameras Nadia K used her camera to capture images to be shown, and inspire all to come to aboard to view them. Here is the first of a two part series.


 It’s time to take a look at the sweeping staircase, one of the many that lead guests from one level to another. Except those that wish to take the lifts throughout the ship. This gives us an idea of the journey into luxury that passengers are about to embark on.

A magnificent chandelier hangs from the ceiling providing a twinkling highlight to the ships interior. Touches like these are part of the Cunard fleets opulence that more and more everyday people are treated to on board the luxury cruise liners.

 A dining room awaits for the hungry hordes to take their places on the  plush seats at the beautifully decorated tables with their flower decorated centrepieces. The art deco design is stunning and certainly makes it a place that all of us would wish to experience. Through the eyes of FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras Nadia we have the chance to experience it.

A touch of class with a glass! Nadia was given the camera challenge to create an artistic image using the table centrepiece and came up with the goods. It is exercises like this that inspire the imagination and ask the Kids With Cameras to step outside the box.


Another table shot top shot – wow is that a play on words. None of which detracts from what is happening here in this image. Once again, it is all about stepping outside the boundaries to find a different point of view. Hopefully; one that others have overlooked or passed by. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.

Treatments, decorations and designs are all part of the ships opulence that make the ships somewhere special to be  for her guests. Whether a regular, or making the trip of a lifetime, the breath-taking beauty is something to behold. And because of the availability of cruise itineraries and the lower prices and deals being offered it is becoming more possible for the masses. Perhaps, you will be inspired by what you have seen here.




About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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