The end of an era….of luxury cruising…
Â The world-famous QE2 passenger liner has departed on her final world trip before being decommissioned and turned into a floating hotel in Dubai.
A firework display marked the departure of the Cunard vessel from her home port of Southampton.
The 40-year-old liner left in tandem with the firm’s latest addition, Queen Victoria, which was departing on her maiden world cruise.
The ships will travel together across the Atlantic to New York.
It will be QE2’s 802nd transatlantic trip, before she travels on to South America, the Pacific region and the Far East.
Some passengers have paid up to Â£48,000 for the full three-month voyage.
The new Â£300m Queen Victoria was named by the Duchess of Cornwall in December and will eventually replace the QE2 on regular transatlantic crossings. [link]
Check out the ship’s website