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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Default Some news on QE2

"The National" which appears to be an on-line UEA newspaper carries the following short article today.

QE2 - Dubai


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Old July 2nd, 2012, 07:31 AM
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It would be interesting, and possibly quite emotional, for those that regularly sailed on her, to once again be able stay on the QE2.

I wonder if they will make substantial changes to the public rooms?
Queen Mary 2 - Westbound Trans-Atlantic - Sailed on October 1st, 2010
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Queen Mary 2 - Royal Circumnavigation of Australia - Sailed on February 14th 2012
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Would never set foot onboard it... Not whilst it is owned by a company that is part of the UAE government.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:22 AM
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There is a bit more info here.... http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-gr...-hotel-pl.html

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Default Looks like QE2 has been saved

Based on the information from the following link, it looks like there will be no major changes to the QE2, that it will remain in Dubai, and that it will be a luxury hotel. What great news.

Here is the link: http://cunardqueens.wordpress.com/20...main-in-dubai/

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 08:39 PM
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It would have been so wonderful if the Queen Elizabeth 2 was retired in either Southampton or New York City as the Queen Mary is now in Long Beach, California.

The QE2 was a well known and loved ship crossing from those two ports. Where she is now in Dubai is not where she should be.

It is a shame that Carnival Corporation did not attempt to find a buyer in either the UK or the USA. Maybe Carnival could have done for the QE2 what Dubai is attempting to do now and kept her in the UK or USA.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 12:49 AM
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Links to a couple more articles from today's local press here in Dubai...


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Old July 4th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Default QE2 Destiny

Thankyou Cruachan for posting a very well written article in "the National" showing a lot of love for the ship. Well done David Black.
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