The world’s most famous cruise ship has paid its last ever visit to Tenerife.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived in Santa Cruz port on Friday morning for a 1-day stop and will be the focus of a special goodbye celebration organised by the local authorities.

The liner, which first visited Tenerife in 1969, has been sold by Cunard to a Dubai company which intends to convert it into a floating hotel. Passengers are to be met today by hostesses in typical Canarian dress and will be sent on their way at 10pm tonight with a firework display.
The cruise liner, which first visited the island on April 5th, 1969, will be handed over to its new owners in November, and, will become part of the Palm Jumeirah complex – the biggest artificial island in the world.