Queen Elizabeth 2 arrives in Dubai and retires

In October, Jamie blogged about the last voyage of the storied cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2, which was making a final voyage from New York to Dubai, where she will be retired.

Well, she reached Dubai yesterday, and after 40 years of high seas luxury, the end of an era has arrived.

The QE2 will remain in Dubai, where it will become a floating luxury hotel moored on a manmade island (it seems there’s nothing in Dubai that is not manmade).

The cruise ship is going out in style, however. Its arrival in the region was met with marching bands and fireworks.

The Associated Press says the QE2 has traveled 6 million miles, crossed the Atlantic more than 800 times and carried 2.5 million passengers.

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