Qe2 - Portrait Of An Ocean Liner

Tribute to the QE2, the most famous of the Cunard liners, which is being retired to Dubai.

After 40 years as arguably the most elegant ship at sea, QE2 docks this week at what will be her final resting place in Dubai to be converted into a floating hotel.

The story of the ship's eventful life, from construction on the Clyde in the 1960s, through refitting as a cruise ship that epitomised a golden age of luxury travel, to service in the Falklands, is told through the words of serving and former staff and recordings made on board the vessel during one of her final cruises.

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Tribute to the QE2, the most famous of the Cunard liners, which is being retired to Dubai.

After 40 years as arguably the most elegant ship at sea, QE2 docks this week at what will be her final resting place in Dubai to be converted into a floating hotel.

The story of the ship's eventful life, from construction on the Clyde in the 1960s, through refitting as a cruise ship that epitomised a golden age of luxury travel, to service in the Falklands, is told through the words of serving and former staff and recordings made on board the vessel during one of her final cruises.