THE QE2 GOES ON THE BLOCK

BRITAIN'S CUNARD IS CRUISING FOR A NEW OWNER

WHAT A STRANGE COINCIDENCE THAT Cunard's flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2, was launched by the monarch herself in 1967. Both the House of Windsor and the money-losing cruise-ship company, a division of Britain's Trafalgar House PLC, have endured a series of public calamities--although at least the toilets haven't been exploding in Buckingham Palace, as they were aboard the QE2 during its infamous Cruise to Hell in late 1994.

And now both outfits are splitting up. Princess Diana may get a couple of cars out of her breakup. No word yet on who will buy the QE2, which along with seven sibling ships...

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