The QE2 was making her final call on the port of Boston.

The 963-foot cruise ship sailed into Boston harbor this morning.

This was the city farewell after 50 visits over the last 30 years.

Docked at South Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal for the day before leaving for Bar Harbor, Maine, as part of its final Autumn Colors cruise.

The ship left Boston today at 5 p.m. in a ceremony with a fireboat water display and an 11-round howitzer salute by the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

The festivities were visible from Castle Island in South Boston.

Watch here a Boston Globe video of the last visit.

And here a slideshow of the QE2 in Boston.

(Picture by Boston Globe/George Rizer)

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