The fastest-ever cruise ship is about to depart for her maiden voyage from Singapore.
The $1.9 billion cruise ship The Queen Elizabeth, named after Queen Elizabeth II, is due to dock in Dubai on July 6.
It’s scheduled to leave the port of Sharjah at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday and is expected to leave Dubai at 3 p.b.m., with a return trip to Singapore scheduled for Friday, according to the Associated Press.
The ship’s maiden voyage was delayed in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which killed more than 3,000 people and injured more than 7,000 more.
After a series of delays, the ship is expected in Dubai around midnight Thursday.
According to The Times of Israel, the Queen Elizabeth has been built at the shipyard in Dubai, and the vessel’s owner is Singapore-based Singapore’s Royal Singapore Shipbuilding.
The cruise ship’s predecessor, the luxury Princess Princess Alexandra, left Singapore in 2007.
The ship has had its own fleet since.