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MS Queen Elisabeth 2 alongside as hotelship nowadays

Queen Elisabeth 2

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Description: MS Queen Elisabeth 2 alongside as hotelship nowadays

Location: Port Rashid
Date: December 2022
Social Media Name: Youtube: @Kreuzfahrturlauber
Copyright: Fabian Betzendahl
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YARD: John Brown & Company
LENGTH: 293,5
DRAUGHT: 9,8
PAX: 1900
FLAG: United Arab Emirates
YEAR BUILT: 1969
BEAM: 32
GRT: 70327
CREW: 1015
CRUISELINE: QE2 floating hotels

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Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a former British passenger ship. She was the flagship of the British cruise line Cunard Line for 35 years until she was replaced by the Queen Mary 2 in 2004. The QE2’s home port was Southampton, England.

Since April 2018, the Queen Elizabeth 2 has been moored as a museum and hotel ship in Rashid, the port of Dubai.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 continued to operate cruises until the end of November 2008. On October 16, 2008, the Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived in New York Harbor for the last time. This was the terminus of one of over 800 Atlantic crossings made. The ship’s last voyage for a long time – New York – Dubai – began on November 11, 2008. On November 27, the Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived in Dubai, was re-flagged to United Arab Emirates and moored at the Port Rashid outer pier for conversion to her new use as a floating hotel.

On April 18, 2018, the Queen Elizabeth 2 opened as a luxury hotel in Dubai Port. Prior to that, both the anchors and propellers were removed. All cabins were restored. The MS Queen Mary 2 was also present for the opening.

A larger opening followed in October 2018.

During her service as a Cunard flagship, she was primarily used as a transatlantic liner. In addition, however, cruises around the globe were offered, mainly during the winter season. Most recently, she operated exclusively as a cruise ship and rarely sailed the transatlantic route in this capacity.

Today, it is possible to spend a wonderful night on the ship, immersing oneself in the maritime world of times gone by. The Hotel is run and managed by the french Accor-Group.

Farewell QE2!

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