Queen Elizabeth 2
The famous Queen Elizabeth 2 ship has retired from service. There is a plan to turn the ship into a floating hotel in Dubai.
A Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise from Brooklyn was as full of as much activity as you want. There was something to enjoy whatever your mood. Feeling energetic? Jump into one of the swimming pools. Or how about an aerobics class? Keep your golf up to scratch on the driving range. Jog along to the Spa with its pool, treatment rooms and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Or shop in designer boutiques, play bridge, acquire new computer skills or listen to a talk by a famous author. For quieter moments, QE2 offered secluded corners where you could simply sunbathe or relax with a book.
Queen Elizabeth 2 Cruises from Brooklyn
The Queen Mary 2 now handles the transatlantic cruises from New York to England.
The QE2's last Atlantic crossing was a 6-day "Farewell to America Crossing" cruise from New York to Southampton.
The QE2 Legacy
The QE2 sailed more than 5.3 million nautical miles - that's more than any ship in history and is equivalent to travelling to the moon and back 12 times. She carried nearly three million passengers - many of them returning again and again. She called at her homeport of Southampton 651 times and completed 1,383 voyages. She made 796 Atlantic crossings and completed 23 full World Voyages. She sailed at an average speed of 24.75 knots and she could sail backwards faster than most cruise ships can sail forwards.