Queen Elizabeth Meets QE2 for First-Time Cunard Royal Rendezvous During Dubai Maiden Call


4 April 2011– The Grand Celebration continues as Queen ElizabethCunard Line’s newest ship, made a very special maiden call to Dubai on 31 March during her Maiden World Voyage, meeting Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), the longest-serving Cunarder, for the first time.

Upon her arrival in Dubai for an overnight visit, Queen Elizabeth exchanged whistle salutes with QE2, which left the Cunard fleet in 2008 after more than 40 years in service, to take up permanent residence in Dubai.

Read more about this poignant Royal Rendezvous from Cunard President Peter Shanks in the latest WeAreCunard.com blog post.

The new Queen Elizabeth is on the final leg of her first circumnavigation around the globe – the Middle East & Mediterranean Memories segment with remaining ports of call to Aqaba, Jordan; Suez and Port Said, Egypt; Athens; Rome; and Lisbon before returning to her homeport of Southampton on 19 April.

For more information about Queen Elizabeth and to book a voyage, contact your travel agent, call toll-free 1-800-7-CUNARD, or visit www.cunard.com.

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