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Intimate

(100-250
passengers)
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Small

(250-500
passengers)
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Medium

(500 to 1,000 passengers)
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Large

(1,000 to 2,000 passengers)
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Megaship

(2,000 or more passengers)



cru19P.gif Steaming regally through the Panama Canal, the Queen Elizabeth 2  is probably the most famous, even revered, ship afloat. Christened in 1967 by the British monarch, she is the fastest and most powerful passenger ship in the world.
cru19aP.gif Strolling the burnished decks of Cunard's flagship, this couple is walking aboard the last of the great liners. Even a generation ago, dozens of vessels ferried thousands of souls between Europe and America. Now, in a jet-set era, the QE2  is the only cruiseliner that makes regular transatlantic crossings.
cru20P.gif Renovated several times since her christening (most recently in 1995), the QE2  retains an English-club air. British accents and manners greet passengers in the ship's five restaurants, eight lounges, casino, and other venues.


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