In November 2008, Southampton said an emotional farewell to the iconic liner when it retired after more than 40 years of service. The cruise ship sailed to Dubai to be converted into a floating hotel accompanied by fireworks and a Harrier flypast.
Thousands of people lined the shores of Southampton Water, many with memories of working, travelling or just seeing the famous ship over four decades.
It is now planned to move the ship to Cape Town, South Africa, to become a hotel in time for the 2010 football World Cup.
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