Friday, July 18, 2008

QUEEN ELIZABETH 2

Queen Elizabeth 2 (source: Wikipedia)
Today we have the most famous cruise ship of the Cunard Line entering the Port of Rotterdam, namely the 48 year old, Queen Elizabeth 2 (IMO: 6725418, Port of Registry: Southampton). The legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 was built in 1969 by Upper Clyde Shipyards, UK and has already carried over two million passengers. She is 293 metres long, 32 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 70,327 and a maximum speed of 34 knots, making her the fastest cruise ship afloat. She provides accomodation to 1,778 passengers. On board are a casino, book shop, several bars and restaurants, a library, theatre, pools, a shopping mall with a Harrod's store etc., etc. The QE2 is currently sailing on her final journey. She has been sold for 100 million dollars to Dubai World company to be berthed at one of the artificial islands (Palm Jumeirah) of the coast of Dubai where the ship will function as a luxury hotel. More detailed information can be found at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Queen_Elizabeth_2.

The QE2 arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam. She will depart this evening at about 18.00 hours with destination Zeebrugge.

Please find the webcam of the vessel below:
Webcam Queen Elizabeth 2

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