Queen Elizabeth 2, Cunard Line's former flagship, will provide a backdrop for the last day of the Southampton Boat Show.

Queen Elizabeth 2, Cunard Line’s former flagship, will provide a backdrop for the last day of the Southampton Boat Show. She is due to arrive at the city’s Ocean Dock on Sunday morning at the end of her 40th anniversary round-Britain cruise.

Visitors wanting to see her arrive will need to get up early, however, because she is due to berth at 6.30am. Her eight-day voyage included calls at Newcastle, South Queensferry for Edinburgh, her birthplace at Greenock, and Liverpool.

The 70,300-ton ship was sold earlier this year for a reported $100 million and is due to become a floating hotel and entertainment centre in Dubai in 2009.