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Ghost Ships Turned Into Tourist Attractions

Queen Mary 2

So where are all the cruise ships? Most are at anchor, off the coast of England, Malaysia, Florida and the Philippines.

And these empty ships — called ghost ships — have ironically become tourist attractions.

You’ll find the Queen Mary 2, the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria moored out in the English Channel as well as many others.

And now, some ferry companies are offering tours of the ships.

The tours cost about $20, and kids can go for $13. You won’t be getting on the cruise ships, but everyone brings their cameras as you will be sailing around them at close range.

It’s a very different kind of photo opportunity and about as close as most folks will get to a cruise until next year. All puns intended, it’s a new definition of anchor management.