According to the BBC, the Diamond Jubilee voyage in Brittania, will be Royal Family voyage #969. 969 represents the years Methuselah lived. Methuselah died exactly one week before the flood. He was the son of Enoch and the grandfather of Noah.
Some might even compare Queen Elizabeth II to Methuselah - though their ages are not at all similar, she's already celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on the throne (although the official celebration is in June) and she is almost 86 years old.
The name Methuselah, or the phrase "old as Methuselah," is commonly used to refer to any living thing reaching great age. - WikipediaNow, to make things more interesting: