The most famous ocean liner and the last passenger giant of the 20th century, Queen Elizabeth 2 has become an eternal dock. It will be a combination of a hotel, a museum, an amusement park and a luxury residential complex on the waterfront of the Emirate of Dubai. The designers tried to preserve the historical features and add a bit of functionality to the huge colossus with a displacement of 70, 000 tons.
The ship Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched in 1967, it was created to remind which power was called "the ruler of the seas". The focus of advanced technologies of that time, including space, and incredible speed, coupled with low fuel consumption, an innovative hull design, thanks to which the liner could squeeze into the narrowness of the Panama Canal and visit most of the ports in the world. Britain was building a new symbol of its power, which traveled 6 million nautical miles, carried 2.5 million passengers and made 25 world tours, plus 1, 400 scheduled flights.
In 1982, during the war in the Falkland Islands, the cruise ship was converted for the needs of the military - it carried soldiers and ammunition, successfully avoiding enemy attacks. The glorious path of a unique ship ended with the onset of a new century and the introduction of strict standards that the old monster could no longer meet. Instead of modernization, they chose a different path, and after 2, 7 million man-hours of work, the Queen Elizabeth 2 liner turned into an original tourist attraction.
On board the ship, the interiors and equipment of all the eras through which it passed, including the original 1969 British restaurant, have been specially preserved. Guests can stay in a cabin that was once forever reserved for the British queen, smoke a cigar at the historic yacht club, and see the cutting edge décor of the era of space exploration. As the manager says, Queen Elizabeth 2 sets off on her new voyage - through the pages of the history of cruise ships.