Cunard announced that Queen Elizabeth 2 will be bid farewell by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in her homeport of Southampton on 11th November 2008.
The visit in November will see the last day that QE2 will be in the UK before departing on her final voyage to Dubai where she will begin her new life as a floating hotel.
The President and Managing Director of Cunard said:
“We are delighted and honoured that His Royal Highness has agreed to visit QE2 on her last day in the UK. The Duke of Edinburgh has taken a close interest in the ship over the last forty years, and I am certain this will be a memorable occasion for all involved”.