Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cunard Line to retire the QE2 in 2008

Since launched in 1967 the QE2 has put enough sea miles on her to have traveled to the moon and back over 13 times. But after 40 years in service, Cunard is going to retire her at the end of the 2008 season. Farewell Voyages are currently on sale now. With the anticipation of the retirement, Cunard will be launching the Queen Victoria, entering service later this year.

In retirement, she will become a first class hotel at The Palm Jumeirah. If you are not familiar with The Palm Jumeirah, it is a man made engineering marvel in Dubai. This island oasis is built in the the shape of a palm tree jetting off the coast. It is so large that it can be seen from the space station.

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