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Queen Elizabeth 2
Cunard Line

Built in 1969

70,327 tons
1,778 passengers (double capacity)

Queen Elizabeth 2 will leave Cunard service in November 2008 prior to beginning a new life in Dubai as a first class hotel and entertainment destination.


Transatlantic passengers on the Queen Elizabeth 2 dream beneath 4,300 blankets, between 11,600 sheets, and lay their heads on 3,100 pillowcases. 

Gin is the favorite spirit of Queen Elizabeth 2 passengers on six-day crossings. 

Two people would have to eat one packet of breakfast cereal every day for more than a year to match the daily consumption of Queen Elizabeth 2 passengers. Pound for pound, the most expensive food item on board Queen Elizabeth 2 is saffron (2.5 times the value of Beluga caviar).

QE2 can go faster backwards than most cruise ships can go forwards!

Queen Elizabeth 2 passengers are assigned to dining rooms according to level of accommodation; Queens, Princess, and Britannia Grills and the Caronia Restaurant are single seating and the Mauretania Restaurant features early or late seating.

The official currency on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 is the United States Dollar.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1967 in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Princess Margaret.

Queen Elizabeth 2 is not named after the Queen, but is simply the second ship to bear that name; hence the use of the Arabic 2 in her name, rather than the Roman II used by the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth 2 celebrated thirty years of service in 1999, having made 1,159 voyages, sailed 4,648,050 nautical miles, and carried over two million passengers.

Guests on Queen Elizabeth 2 transatlantic voyages may arrange transport of cars, motorcycles, and bicycles in QE2’s garage and dogs, cats, and birds may be carried in the kennels.

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