Those guests cruising on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will be among the very first to visit Dubai’s new floating hotel, the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ship. The old Cunard operated vessel will open up for business in April.

Those guests onboard the current Cunard flagship of Queen Mary 2 will be able to take a first look at the QE2 which is opening as a permanently docked floating luxury hotel in Dubai’s Mina Rashid.

Lucky for those on Queen Mary 2 which is currently sailing a world cruise will be making a call in Dubai including an overnight on the very same day the QE2 hotel opens. On April 18th the media and guests from the Cunard ship can attend the ceremony. Even future Queen Mary 2 travelers can visit the hotel when the ship returns to the United Arab Emirates in January and April 2019.

Josh Leibowitz, senior vice president, Cunard North America, said:

“On behalf of Cunard, we are so excited for our guests sailing on Queen Mary 2 to be of the first to board the QE2 Hotel in Dubai.”

“QE2 holds a very special place in Cunard’s history, and we hope that the ship will continue to be enjoyed by many guests to come.”

There is an official Queen Mary 2 site which you can check by clicking here. On the site, you can take a look at the stunning refurbished suites and staterooms which feature all the modern fittings including a nice large flat TV. The company which now owns the hotel ship will also be introducing a new app so guests onboard can benefit from special offers and even accessing their accommodation.

Here are a few facts about the QE2 hotel:

  • 224 refurbished rooms and suites
  • An interactive exhibition on the QE2’s history
  • Dubai skyline and oceanic views
  • 13 restaurant and nightlife venues
  • A chic shopping arcade
  • A spa
  • Live entertainment, a theatre and cinema
  • Concierge services
  • Complimentary shuttle bus services
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel and tourism services
  • Valet services
  • Three decks of executive rooms and suites
  • 25 meeting rooms and conferencing facilities

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QE2 was launched by Her Majesty the Queen in 1967 and was the Cunard flagship liner (a role she relinquished to Queen Mary 2 in May 2004), undertaking 25 world cruises, crossing the Atlantic more than 800 times and carrying more than 2.5 million passengers.  QE2 is owned by PCFC Hotels – part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation and will reside permanently in Dubai.

Thanks to Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross for letting us use the featured image. http://www.qe2book.com/

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