On April the 5th, 2008, the QE2 - RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 made her last Panama Canal Transit on her way to New York and Europe before she will be retired from active service in late 2008, to become a floating hotel at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Here are a few Pictures of the QE2's last Panama Canal Transit.
First Image the Queen Elizabeth 2 entering the Panama Canal from the Pacific side before sunrise at around 5:45A.M
The QE2 passing the Bridge of Las Americas in Panama City, Panama.
The QE2 after clearing the Miraflores Locks and getting ready for the Pedro Miguel Locks.
The QE2 clearing the Pedro Miguel lock, which is the last part of the ascent up to the main level of the canal.
The QE2 passing the Centennial Bridge entering the Gaillard Cut, or also called the Culebra Cut.
The QE2 clearing the Gaillard Cut. The Gaillard Cut, is a man-made valley cutting through the continental divide in Panama.
Here is the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - QE2 around midday at Gamboa, Panama Canal, Panama.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) General
Tonnage: 70,327 GT (gross tonnage)
Displacement: 48,923 (loaded)
Length: 293.5 m (962.9 ft)
Beam: 32.03 m (105.1 ft)
Height: 52.2 m (171.3 ft)
Draft: 9.87 m (32.4 ft)
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line
ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth, which
in turn was named after Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen consort of George
QE2 has: sailed 5.5 million nautical miles - that's more than any other ship ever, and the equivalent of traveling to the moon and back 13 times and carried almost 2.1 million guests.
You can also download some of the images from Panama as Desktop Wallpapers here at Wallpapers247.com and enjoy some more Photos from Panama here at Picfrom.com. See also Nature Photos of Animals and Plants with many photos from Panama. For more on cruise ships and some time laps videos from the Panama Canal please visit also Canal-Cruise-Panama.com
Bye bye and safe travels to you QE2! Maybe we see you again some day at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.