Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cunard Line to Live Stream 175th Anniversary Events in Liverpool on Monday, May 25

While those of us in America are celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th, mark your calendar for what should be a very big show across the pond that same day in the United Kingdom. It's when Cunard's three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company's 'spiritual home' of Liverpool to commemorate the line's 175th anniversary and we're invited to celebrate with them (virtually, of course).

At midday on Monday, 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 maneuvers 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 12:30-2:00pm (GMT)*, of a 90 minute program 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 program will be streamed live via

Will it be better than a reunion of those other stars from Liverpool, The Beatles? Tune in, it could be even better.
If you missed it, here's the video footage:

Image Courtesy Cunard Line

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