Cunard Cruise Line has announced that passengers on its Queen Mary 2 ship will be the first to board the Queen Elizabeth 2 hotel in Dubai.
Guests traveling on the Queen Mary 2 will have the opportunity to join VIPs and local media at the opening of the Queen Elizabeth 2, now a floating luxury hotel, on April 18. Future guests will also have the chance to visit when the Queen Mary 2 returns to Dubai in January and April 2019 as part of her World Voyage.
Queen Elizabeth 2 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. Queen Elizabeth 2 is owned by PCFC Hotels—part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation and will reside permanently at Mina Rashid, Dubai.
Cunard is the operator of luxury cruise ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Each vessel offers White Star Service, gourmet dining, and entertainment, along with accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London, and it offers World Voyage and Grand Voyage itineraries that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Cunard is a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines, a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise vacation company in the world. Together Cunard, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK) operate 102 ships visiting over 700 ports around the world and totaling 226,000 lower berths.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.