QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a retired British ocean liner converted into a floating hotel. Originally built for the Cunard Line, the ship, named as the second ship named Queen Elizabeth, was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008.
Since 2008, she had been acquired by the private equity arm of Dubai World, which planned to begin conversion of the vessel to a 500-room floating hotel moored at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
The 2008 financial crisis intervened, however, and some plans stalled a Dubai-based construction company announced in March 2017 that it had been contracted to refurbish the ship.
The restored Queen Elizabeth 2 opened to visitors on 18 April 2018, with a soft opening. The grand opening was set for October 2018.
Highlights about this Queen Elizabeth II model cruise ship:
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- No kits are use
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.
- The Queen Elizabeth 2 model ship is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.