The Queen Elizabeth 2

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Port of Hamburg © Seebeer

Port of Hamburg © Seebeer

Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the QE2, is an ocean liner that was operated by Cunard from 1969 to 2008. Following her retirement from cruising, she is now owned by Istithmar (the investment company of Dubai World). She was designed primarily to run a transatlantic service from her home port of Southampton, England, to New York, USA, and was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth (see Name section). She served as the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Designed in Cunard’s then headquarters and regional offices in Liverpool and Southampton respectively, and built in Clydebank, Scotland, she was considered the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners until the construction of the QM2 was announced.

Before she was refitted with a diesel power plant in 1986/87, QE2 was also the last oil fired passenger steamship to cross the Atlantic in scheduled liner service. During almost forty years of service, the QE2 undertook regular world cruises and latterly operated predominantly as a cruise ship, sailing out of Southampton, England. QE2 had no identical sister ship or running mate and never ran a year round weekly transatlantic express service to New York. QE2 did, however, continue the Cunard tradition of regular scheduled transatlantic crossings every year of her service life.

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in Trondheim © Kallemax RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 at South Queensferry © Tim Dyer RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in Port Rashid in Dubai © Indigodelta RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 at Port Melbourne © Dashers RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in Geiranger Fjord © norge.sgm-webdesign.de RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in Sydney © Merbabu RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 on River Clyde - 40th birthday © Gerpsych RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and Ferry Too in Liverpool © Eric The Fish Port of Hamburg © Seebeer
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RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in Geiranger Fjord © norge.sgm-webdesign.de
QE2 retired from active Cunard service on 27 November 2008, where it was planned for her to begin conversion to a floating hotel which would have seen her eventually moored at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. However, as of October 2011 she remains moored at Port Rashid facing an uncertain future.

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