Monday, November 16, 2009

QE2 Last Voyage FDC

Date of Issue: November 14, 2008

As a thematic philatelist, I am very proud to possess this limited edition [Qty - 3000] First Day Cover commemorating the Last Voyage of RMS Queen Elizabeth II, of Cunard Line.

After 40 years of cruising the oceans, this mammoth cruise ship began her final voyage on November 11, 2008 from Southampton, England and reached Dubai on November 27, 2008.

The FDC shows beautiful illustration of the QE2 leaving the Rock (of Gibraltar) for the last time on her way to retirement in Dubai.

At Dubai, she was refurbished as a floating hotel and on July 10, 2009 it was revealed that QE2 may sail to Cape Town, South Africa to become a floating hotel (for use primarily during the 2010 FIFA World Cup), in a Dubai World sponsored venture at the V&A Waterfront*.

* - Source: wikipedia

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