In 1969, the legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 was launched as the third of the Cunard Queens. She was the first ship ever built to serve as both a Trans-Atlantic liner and a cruise ship.
The QE2 has been around the world 30 times. She has logged more miles and carried more passengers than any ship in history. She is a true legend, the grande dame of ocean liners and the last ship of her kind on earth.
The film begins in Sydney, Australia. The QE2 sails from Sydney on to Melbourne and Perth before heading to Bali. From Bali, the ship continues to the exotic island nation of Brunei. From Brunei, QE2 sails to Manila and the Philippines, then the ship makes its way to Hong Kong, where we travel overland to Xian and Beijing. The next stop on the Orient cruise is Tokyo and the wonders of Japan. Then QE2 heads back to the South stopping in Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.
The film gives a glimpse of life in some of the most interesting travel destinations of the world. Sights ranging from the Sydney Harbor Bridge to the Great Wall of China and experiences ranging from Balinese dancers in Indonesia to crocodile wrestlers in Thailand are all part of the film. And all of this takes place from the gangway of the most legendary liners of all time, the QE2.
Join Doug Jones onboard his favorite ship as you travel the Orient aboard the one and only QE2.