World’s Biggest Yacht Departs For Home After $800 Million Remodel

The £650 million ($800 million) gargantuan Queen Elizabeth 2 catamaran once known as the world’s biggest yacht has set sail from Greece for the first time after receiving a £400 million facelift. Queen Elizabeth…

World's Biggest Yacht Departs For Home After $800 Million Remodel

The £650 million ($800 million) gargantuan Queen Elizabeth 2 catamaran once known as the world’s biggest yacht has set sail from Greece for the first time after receiving a £400 million facelift.

Queen Elizabeth 2 was built for sheikhs from the United Arab Emirates in 1972 and received special permission from the United Kingdom government to be named in honor of the Queen, who christened the ship the second time the sheikhs asked for her name.

Approval to name the vessel Queen Elizabeth came from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch, the World Ocean Tournament, the Office of the Queen Mother and the British Monarchy.

Queen Elizabeth 2 was once touted as the “one-ship wonder of the world,” according to CNN.

Now a shipbuilder near Athens in Greece is turning its attention to the massive vessel and an artist’s impression has been released.

The 70,000-tonne ship has been refitted by Green MacGregor, which states that it “will provide the world’s most amazing experience while sailing ever-deeper into the uncharted depths of the ocean.”

The ship is set to be towed offshore this summer and will be home to a deep-sea restaurant, a spa and gym, conference facilities, a cinema and tennis courts.

The company also announced that it would be “utilizing cutting-edge cutting-edge robotics to work with the yacht’s crew to reimagine the way in which guests and crew will interact throughout the ship.”

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