QE2 Farewell Voyage

QE2 Farewell Voyage

5th October 2008

Considered as one of the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners and one of the most famous ships in the world, the Clydebuilt Queen Elizabeth 2 is coming home to Greenock for the last time on the 5th of October.

Already, the QE2 has carried over two million voyagers, crossed continents and circled the globe countless times, completeed 24 full world cruises, sailed more nautical miles than any other ship (5.5 million nautical miles to be exact) over a period of 40 years. The fastest merchant ship in operation is now due to dock in Greenock as part of her farewell cruise around the British Isles.

Don’t miss your last opportunity to see the QE2, this grand old lady of the sea, as she sails into her home for one final time.

The famous ship is expected to arrive at the west end of Ocean Terminal in Greenock around 12pm on 5 October and will depart at 10pm to continue her farewell visits to British ports, heading for South Queensferry next and then on to Newcastle.

For more information on the great ship visit www.cunard.co.uk

8 thoughts on “QE2 Farewell Voyage

  1. We were on QE2 as she sailed up the Clyde. The sight of all those small boats surrounding us is a sight I will never forget. I think she should have been returned to the Clyde.

  2. I worked as a ships carpenter on her,from Clydebank,then Greenock drydock and moored on the Clyde, then my brother and I sailed to Las Palmas over the new year, seem just like yesterday, I will always have QE2 close to my heart with great pride.
    Billy Neary

  3. We at the Conservatory Bar in Gourock will be seeing her off in style as she sails past for her final time. What a ship, she will be sorley missed, no modern ship can match her style.
    A fond farewell

  4. She is expected to arrive at the west end of Ocean Terminal around noon on 5 October and will depart at 10pm to continue her farewell voyage of British ports, before departing for Dubai.

  5. She *IS* the most famous ship in the world. Not “one of”. She just IS! Be very proud of her, Scotland!

    She has travelled over 5.8 million miles now, an amazing record unlikely to ever be broken.

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