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FUTURE FRIDAY:New Reign…Victoria…

January 10, 2008


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Queen Victoria:  “A glorious new reign begins”…

Ship Facts:  Guest capacity: 2000; Guest accommodation: 990 staterooms; Guest decks: 12.   Public rooms include: ConneXions Internet Centre, Cunard Royal Spa and Fitness Centre, Churchill’s Cigar Lounge, Empire Casino, The Golden Lions, Library, The Royal Court Theatre (with private boxes); The Royal Arcade, and “The Queens Room” (where white gloved afternoon tea is served…).

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Queen Elizabeth coronation 1953 1  The 40 year old liner  (QE2) set sail from South Hampton England last Sunday on its final global voyage before being turned into a floating hotel.  The QE2 was sold in November by U.S. cruise operator “Carnival” for $99 million U.S. dollars.  The new owner is Istithmar the investment arm of state-owned tourism company “Dubai World”.  The QE2 was launched by Queen Elizabeth II  it’s namesake (pictured above) in September 1967.   The QE2 was previous owner Cunard’s longest operating ship….(“Good-Bye Queen…Hello Queen”)