Good question. I too will miss this wonderful ship. I have sailed on many different ships, with many different cruise lines, and cannot find anything as unique as this one. QM2 is a very nice ship, but just doesnt have the same feel about it. I was on the QM when the three sailed together into New York. QE2 and QV had come transatlantic in tandem, QE2 had no problems, QV suffered all they way across, and had to slow down due to rough weather.