The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) will host a series of events to celebrate Halloween, including a haunted version of its family Friday brunch, a dinner show in The Grand Lounge and a fancy dress party in the Yacht Club.
Fang-tastic Family Feast
Brunchers can eat, drink and be scary at the Fang-tastic Family Feast – a spooky version of the popular QE2 Friday brunch. Along with a deliciously frightening feast featuring jelly spiders, smoking dishes, pumpkin carvings and more, a live singer in full costume will entertain the crowd whilst a ‘haunted ghost hall’ will keep the little ones busy.
The haunted hall presents a wide range of activities including scary face painting, bouncy castles, balloon making, ghost games and more. All brunch diners will also be able to take part in a ‘trick-or-treat tour’ inclusive in the brunch package. This allows them to explore the ship and learn about the QE2’s history whilst collecting candy and goodies along the way.
A selection of prizes will be up for grabs for the best fancy-dress costume for both adults and children.
Location: Lido Restaurant – Quarter Deck
Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Below 4 years dine with compliments
AED 165, for kids below 12 years of age
AED 295, includes soft beverages
AED 465, includes soft beverages & house beverages
The Hollywood Horror Show
Later in the evening, the QE2’s Grand Lounge will come alive with a special Halloween dinner show – The Hollywood Horror Show. Passengers can enjoy a devilishly delicious meal, free-flowing beverages and an on-stage performance with a stellar line-up of dance acts and live music showcasing the best of Hollywood’s horror scene – expect Thriller, The Adams Family, Beetlejuice and more.
All attendees are expected to come in fancy-dress costume and can select from three seating options. The package includes an international buffet during the interval, an open bar with selected house beverages and the show. After the show finishes at 12pm, passengers can continue the party with a DJ until 3am.
Location: The Grand Lounge – Upper Deck
Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018 & Friday, 2 November 2018
Time: 9pm-12am (show); 12am-3am (after party)
AED 995 per person for front section seats and sparkling beverage package
AED 2,490 per couple for front section seats and sparkling beverage package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast (taxes included)
AED 795 per person for middle row seats and the sparkling beverage package
AED 2,090 per couple for middle row seats and the sparkling beverage package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast (taxes included)
AED 595 per person for outer row seats and a standard beverage package
AED 1,640 per couple for outer row seats and a standard beverage package, inclusive of the show, a night’s stay and breakfast (taxes included)
For those looking to dress up and party the night away, the Yacht Club will host a glamorous After-Life Party featuring 80’s, 90’s and 00’s sound tracks throughout the night. Entry is free but fancy dress is a must and there will be a grand prize for the best costume. Ladies enjoy complimentary beverages from 9pm-10pm and table bookings are available. Guests are encourage to reserve for guaranteed access.
Location: The Yacht Club – Upper Deck
Date: Friday, 2 November 2018
Price: On consumption
Throughout the weekend, passengers can take the elevator to bed and take advantage of special room offers starting from AED 400 per couple, per night, inclusive of breakfast and taxes.
A brief history
On September 20 1967, Queen Elizabeth named the QE2 after her mother in the company of Prince Phillip and 30,000 spectators arrived at John Brown’s shipyard on Clydebank in Scotland. On 2 May 1969, she made her maiden transatlantic voyage.
In her lifetime, the QE2 would complete 1,400 voyages, sail some 6 million nautical miles and play gracious host to almost 2.5 million passengers. She would complete 25 tours around the world and, after 39 years, retire in 2008 to join Dubai as a prized and prestigious attraction.
About PCFC Hotels
PCFC Hotels (PCFCH) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Government of Dubai’s Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). PCFCH has investment platforms in the hospitality, retail, real estate and technology sectors. It is the operator, as well as the asset and development manager of the QE2.