The 50th anniversary of the much-loved vessel will be remembered as Queen Elizabeth sails out of Southampton on Friday, September 8 for her 17-night voyage. Departing passengers will enjoy the iconic canals of Venice, mythical Mount Etna and Corfu’s beauty.
Celebrations focus on 5 special theme days accompanied by QE2 tempting menus, historical snippets in ship's daily programme, talks from special guests, past-passenger gatherings and quizzes.
Celebrations culminate on September 20, QE2 Day, exactly 50 years since the vessel was launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The voyage returns on September 25.