Her successor, now named the Queen Mary-II is nearing completion. Her maiden voyage will be early next year. Both Queens will be here for a passing of the guard on next April 25th but after that the QM-II will do transatlantic and the QE-II will do cruises from Southampton only.
An era is ending and another beginning - I'll still have one to see and admire, but it won't be quite the same. The QE-II and I have sort of aged together and there's a bit of comfort having a long time companion about. I'll miss her