Legendary ship QE2 on farewell voyages

The world’s most famous ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, is set to embark on a series of farewell voyages before retiring from the high seas to become a luxury floating hotel in Dubai.

Launched by the Queen at Clydebank in Scotland in 1967, the 70,000-tonne vessel has been sold for $118 million to the Dubai World, a state-owned tourism company that operates The Palm Jumeirah resort.