Had an exciting chat with Cunard today about QE2's sailing schedule through 2004 and the new QM2. This year QE2 has one eastbound transat left on August 26, and 2 westbound ones Oct 1 and Oct 24 before she starts cruising- am hoping to be on one of those! Her final transat will be on April 25, 2004, NY-Southampton and BOOK NOW if you are interested. She will be "escorted" across by the new lady QM2! What a concept- tandem and parallel Queens! QE 2 will then do European runs- no plans to retire her. Hurray! This seasons' fares are a BARGAIN at $1100 one way -all taxes and air included!