The Queen Elizabeth 2 has hit forty and is being retired. Instead of ending up in some boat graveyard somewhere like Jeremy has written about in a previous post, the QE2 is on its way from New York City [via Great Britain] to Dubai where it will become a hotel.
The Queen Mary, another retired Cunard ocean liner is already a hotel in Long Beach, California.
If you do stay on the QE2, you’ll be on a ship that has seen some history and mighty fine company. According to this msnbc.com article, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and Britain’s royal family including Princess Diana have sailed on this vessel.
It was also used to transport wounded soldiers during the Falkland’s War in 1982.
For its last voyage, some of the passengers are folks from the first voyage. Just imagine what a great time they must be having right about now.
In 2010 Cunard is rolling out another luxury liner. The Queen Elizabeth will be even grander than its sea worthy sisters.