Since her maiden voyage in 1969 the QE2 delighted the thousands of guests who were lucky enough to spend time aboard this world-famous ship, and fascinated many more. She is the most famous ocean liner of our time and has achieved iconic status worldwide. After almost four decades in the limelight, QE2 retired from Cunard service in November 2008, sold to Dubai for US$100 million. QE2: A Photographic Journey marks the end of an era by taking the reader on a voyage of appreciation of the most loved ocean liner in the world. Readers can stroll the decks, visit the various bars and lounges, take high tea in the Queen's Room and retire to their cabin without leaving their armchair! Each public room is detailed with colour photographs and historical commentary, including quirky and amusing anecdotes and snippets of information about the ship and some of the many characters who have sailed aboard her. Written by two enthusiastic fans and frequent QE2 travellers, this book is beautifully illustrated with over 200 colour photographs. It is complemented by contributions from Commodore R.W. Warwick, former master of the QE2 and the son of its first captain, as well as Commodore Rynd, her captain in 2006/07. This affectionate record provides the most fitting of souvenirs of the QE2, providing a pictorial snapshot of how the ship appeared in her final years of service. CHRIS FRAME and RACHELLE CROSS, maritime historians, have travelled extensively aboard Cunard ships. QE2 sparked their passion for ocean liners and they travelled aboard her during her farewell world cruise photographing the ship for this book. Their successful 'Photographic Journey' series covers QE2, QM2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Also by the authors: The QE2 Story, The QM2 Story, The Cunard Story and The Evolution of the Transatlantic Liner (all The History Press). Their detailed Cunard website can be found at www.chriscunard.com.