Friday, 11 April 2008

Queen to pay farewell visit to the QE2

It has been announced that the Queen will visit the QE 2 for the final time, in Southampton next month.

A spokesman for Cunard have said that the full details will be announced very soon.
QE2, was launched by the Queen at the Clydebank shipyard in Glasgow, in September 1967. The QE2 has been the flagship of the Cunard fleet for 35 years and has sailed for over 5.6 million nautical miles, whilst carrying over 2.5 million passengers. She has completed 25 world cruises; and has clocked up 802 transatlantic crossings.

This will be the third time that the Queen has been on-board the QE2having previously visited in 1969, immediately prior its maiden voyage, and again in 1990 for the 150th anniversary of the Cunard Line.

In November the vessel will head off to Dubai where she will feature as a major tourist attraction. Carol Marlow, the President and managing director of Cunard said: “We are delighted and honored that The Queen has chosen to visit QE2 to wish her farewell.

“Her Majesty has taken a close interest in the ship over the last 40 years, and I am certain this will be a memorable occasion for all involved”

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