Cunard Celebrates Major Milestone with Historic Meeting of the Fleet's Three Queens on the River Mersey
SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard's three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company's 'spiritual home' of Liverpool to mark its 175th anniversary on Monday, 25 May.
At midday on 25 May, Cunard's current fleet will become the largest ships ever to sail in formation on the Mersey when all three Queens perform a meticulously planned series of manoeuvres to mark the company's 175th anniversary and to salute Liverpool, its spiritual home, where the company began in 1840. The ships will perform a 'river dance' against the backdrop of Liverpool's Three Graces, a world heritage site which includes the Cunard Building, the company's headquarters from 1916-1967. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to gather on both sides of the river to watch.
Those who cannot attend but are interested in viewing this historic moment can view a live satellite feed, from 12:30-14:00 pm (GMT), of a 90 minute programme of live helicopter footage of the Three Queens sailing in formation, live and pre-recorded interviews from the previous day's build-up and live crowd reaction. The programme will be streamed live via http://live.cunard.com/.
High resolution photographs, including aerial stills of the Three Queens 'river dance', will be freely available to download from Cunard's official image gallery. Photographs will be added, and the library will be updated throughout the day, and can be accessed via www.cunard3queens.com.
For more information about Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth or to book a voyage, call Cunard Line at 1-800-728-6273, or visit www.cunard.com.
About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.
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Cunard is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
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