Queen Elizabeth 2 Sold for Scrap – Dubai Hotel Plans Fall Apart

que2xThe MS Queen Elizabeth 2, which was purchased back in 2008 for conversion to a luxury hotel in Dubai, has reportedly been sold for scrap to Chinese interests for £20 million.  The original conversion plans were scuttled by a credit crunch in Dubai shortly after the ship purchase. Last July we posted about a more modest hotel conversion plan for the QE2, which has now also fallen through.

End of an era for the QE2: Iconic cruise liner sold as scrap to Chinese for £20m

 

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4 Responses to Queen Elizabeth 2 Sold for Scrap – Dubai Hotel Plans Fall Apart

  1. Oh, this is sad news.

  2. Roger Weston says:

    Would have liked to see the QE2 brought back to Britian and converted to a hotel such as the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California was.

  3. Dave Fry says:

    What sad news. such a beautiful ship, a shame it cant be brought back to UK

  4. Dannyboy says:

    Hi there,

    There is a govermental petition online to save her, and bring her to London. However, it needs at least 100,000 signatures to even be considered for debate in the house of commons. The link is below, please help save one of our last ocean liners fom the scrapheap.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43821

    Please pass this on to anyone you can.

    Thanks

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