The legendary Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 on the Hudson River in New York City, October 16, 2008, as she departs for the final time.

27 November, 2010

Finishes with Engines - November 27, 2008

Two years ago today, Cunard turned QE2 over to her new owners.  My son Ryan pointed the "Finished with Engines" command in the artwork on the wall of the Midships Lobby while we were on our last trip onboard and recognized the significance and that the end was all too near.  Glad we were not on the final voyage and having to be around for this event.  I read that some lucky passenger actually won the honor of pushing the button.

26 November, 2010

QE2 Arrives in Dubai - November 26, 2008

Two years ago today, QE2 arrived in Dubai, bringing to a close 39 distinguished years of service with Cunard.  The excellent photograph above is courtesy of Furstleur Photography, who had posted a full album of photographs of the day, but unfortunately, these photos have been taken off their website.  It is hard to believe two full years have passed since this day.  As documented here, on my favorite QE2 website, she sits, engines running in rotation, her fate still unknown.