On this day, 5 years ago, the QE2 set off for her final voyage.
She now lies in dry dock in Dubai awaiting her fate. It’s not a happy ending.
Don’t tell teddy. He’ll only worry. He loved that ship.
The QE2’s total power output was enough to light a city the size of Southampton.
The QE2 could sail backwards (at a full speed of 19 knots) faster than most cruise ships could sail forwards.
Cunard’s first ship, the Britannia, would have squeezed into QE2’s Grand Lounge.
The amount of fruit juice used annually on board the QE2 would fill the ship’s swimming pools nearly eight times over.
Beatrice Muller, from New Jersey, used the QE2 as a retirement home for 14 years, having paid around £3,500 a month for the privilege.