Queen Elizabeth 2 History Pages
QE2 is one of the most famous ships in the world. Between 1969 and 2008 QE2 was a global ambassador for both Cunard and the United Kingdom. QE2 sailed 5.8 million miles and carried 2.5 million passengers in style, comfort and luxury.
During her Cunard career, QE2 undertook well over 1,000 voyages. She was requisitioned as a troop carrier during the Falklands War, while in peace time the ship carried Royalty, Celebrities and Dignitaries on voyages around the world.
QE2’s sailing days came to an end in 2008, with the ship sold to become a floating hotel in Dubai. Opened to the public in 2018, QE2 remains one of the most beloved ships of all time. As a hotel ship, QE2 can now showcase the ocean liner story to a new generation of travellers.
QE2 is my all time favourite ship – and has been since I first sailed aboard her as a child. By reading these pages and watching the video below, I think you’ll see why!