The News of Portsmouth (UK) writes about Mrs. Doris Blight:

What better way to celebrate your 90th birthday than a trip on the QE2?

Doris Bligh did just that, taking time out on her favourite cruise ship shortly before it goes out of service.

For the past four years she has taken a holiday on the Cunard liner.

So Doris, of Hilsea, Portsmouth, wanted to see it one last time before it heads to Dubai in November as a hotel and a museum

During the cruise around Bilbao, Bordeaux and Guernsey the QE2 crew presented her with a birthday cake and a rendition of Happy Birthday.

Her granddaughter also decorated her cabin with balloons and she received a bouquet of flowers when she got on board.

'I hoped to spend my 90th birthday on it and my dream has come true,' she said.

'My family, the crew and the passengers treated me like royalty all day.'

Mrs Bligh, whose husband John used to deliver oil onto the QE2 in the 1960s, said she was very sad to see the QE2 go.

'She will be sadly missed,' she said.

'We did all feel very sad on disembarking and said our farewells.'

(Picture by Malcolm Wells)

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