Queen Elizabeth 2 vs Queen Mary


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Queen Elizabeth 2 vs Queen Mary

The two queens lived a long life at sea and have now retired as tourist attractions. But which royal truly rules the waters?

Dec 31st, 2008

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) entered her final resting place in Dubai amid loud cheers in November 2008. The ship was bought by Dubai World for approximately $100 million from its previous owner, shipping company Cunard, and is now being converted into a fancy hotel at the Palm Jumeirah.

But it is not the first famous ship to be turned into a hotel.

The Queen Mary, another ship from Cunard, has been serving as a hotel in Long Beach, California, for more than 40 years. She was sold to the town for £1,230,000 ($3.45 million) after sailing at the sea for around 30 years.

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