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…).
AND WHAT ABOUT….THE QE2 ?
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”)