Silent Sunday: The fate of the QE2

Ever wondered what happened to the QE2? Here she is, seen from a sightseeing seaplane ride we did a little while ago. She’s been moored at Dubai’s Port Rashid since November 2008. Plans to turn the ocean liner into a floating hotel docked beside the Palm Jumeirah unfortunately never came to fruition, but despite sitting idle for more than four years, she has apparently been well looked after by a 38-strong crew.

Departing Dubai’s waters: Her future has been the subject of intense speculation, but it now looks like the world-famous ocean liner is to set sail again – to Asia. A deal has been struck to refit the ship as a 500-room hotel, docked at a port in China.

Departing Dubai’s waters: Her future has been the subject of intense speculation, but it now looks like the world-famous ocean liner is to set sail again – to Asia. A deal has been struck to refit the ship as a 500-room hotel, docked at a port in China.

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4 Responses to Silent Sunday: The fate of the QE2

  1. Karen M says:

    Could it be Hong Kong? The QEII floating hotel website has a snapshot of Victoria Harbour.

    • I bet it is Hong Kong! Shanghai and Hong Kong were the two seaports mentioned as likely destinations in the news report I read… I’m really glad it’s going to get a new lease of life and not get sold for scrap.

  2. It’s good that it’s going to be useful again, and not just sit there doing nothing.

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