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Queen Elizabeth 2 up for sale

Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010
The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) cruise ship could be returning to the seas after news suggested that it is to be put up for sale by the state-backed investment firm Dubai World to help service the emirate's £14 billion worth of debt.

It was bought from Cunard Cruises in 2007 for £64 million and was reportedly going to be transformed into a luxury floating hotel on the Palm Jumeirah island but along with a number of business ventures owned by the firm, this plan did not come to fruition.

The ship itself was launched by the Queen in September 1967 and was the longest-serving vessel in Cunard's long history, crossing the Atlantic more than 800 times and carrying more than 2.5 million passengers.

QE2 is currently moored at Port Rashid and has not been used as a cruise liner since the purchase but it could soon be making a return to the cruise calendar if a new buyer is found.


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