Three Queens in Liverpool

28th May 2015

Queen Mary 2, Three Queens, Liverpool

This weekend in Liverpool, to celebrate 175 years of Cunard, the three cruise ships known as the “Three Queens” met in Liverpool.

The Queen Mary 2 arrived on the Sunday and docked at Pier Head. Fortunately it wasn’t too busy on the Sunday so I managed to get a few good photos of the ship. It got me really excited for the cruise I’m going on next month.

Queen Mary 2, Three Queens, Liverpool

On Monday the Queen Mary 2 left Liverpool to meet the other two ships, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Elizabeth, in the mouth of the estuary. My parents came over to visit and so we went down to the docks to watch.

Then they all retuned back to Liverpool in procession before turning in the middle of the Mersey. It was really quite special to see, especially for a cruise ship lover like myself. Unfortunately, it was incredibly busy at the docks, so I didn’t get any good photographs. Just lots of pictures of people’s heads. However, Anca took some amazing pictures and has shared them on her blog, so you should take a look.

Red Arrows, Three Queens, Liverpool

Once the ships had lined up again in the Mersey, the Red Arrows did a fly by. It was all over very quickly so I was lucky to snap this shot. After about three hours of standing I was aching all over, and so we headed back into town for a coffee.

Liver Building, Liverpool

In the evening, Tyrone and I popped back down to Pier Head to watch a light show. Images and lasers were projected on to the Three Graces (the Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building). Katy has shared some pictures of the light show on her blog. Following this there was a firework show in the middle of the river, which was a lovely end to the night.

The whole event made me really grateful for living in such a wonderful city. Liverpool really know how to put on a show!

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  1. The cruise is really awesome.
    I have never been on a cruise, so I’m looking forward to reading about your cruise trip!
    Liverpool really is a great place! πŸ˜€

    P.S. will you please update the links to my new domain?
    BTW, it suddenly started working last. Some sort of miracle it was for me! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Holly

      I’m probably going to be writing a lot about my cruise, including tips/advice on cruise holidays and about the places I visit, so stick around!

      Sure, I’ll change your link. πŸ™‚

  2. I had the same feeling about Liverpool, is an amazing city. Thank you for linking to my photos, I’m delighted you liked them xx

  3. It was such a great event! I’m so jealous you go to see the Red Arrows though, I just heard them as they flew over. You must be so excited for your cruise! It was nice that you got to see your parents too, did they enjoy it?
    Thank you for the link =]

    • Holly

      It was all over in a flash. I waited around for a bit afterwards hoping they’d come back.

      Yeah, my parents enjoyed it too. They’re huge cruise fanatics, like me!

      No worries. πŸ™‚

  4. What gorgeous pictures! I wish I could’ve made it to Liverpool this weekend to see but we had too many plans πŸ™

  5. Ooooh! Nice! I love the photos you shared! So glad both you and Katy have shared this neat event πŸ˜€ I especially love the Red Arrow photo! Love the colours from those planes! ^^

  6. Cat

    That’s so cool that the 3 cruise ships met in your city to celebrate 175 years of Cunard. Those ships are so big! You got a really great shot of the Red Arrows too. I love that they used colors for the streaks πŸ™‚ Light shows and fireworks sound like an awesome way to end the night. Looks like that was a really fun weekend!

  7. Jamie

    This reminds me of my prom that was right by the Queen Mary herself. My friend’s adoptive father made a funny and didn’t think all of us would actually go for it. What he said was “How about all of us skipping out on prom and go on the Queen Mary?” We all agreed to it. It was right next to our prom location. We were dressed for the occasion and we all thought “why not?” we had no idea how much the admission would be, though so we just went to the prom and waved goodbye to the Queen Mary. It would have been awesome if we were the only ones that actually skipped out on prom to go to the Queen Mary. I heard that you can have tours and dinner dates on that ship now. Though, I’m not 100 percent correct, as I did hear this on the travel channel years ago. But I had no idea there was a Queen Mary 2.

    Still, I bet that was a sight to see. I have visiting the Queen Mary on my bucket list. I was just told by my boyfriend that she’s still in Long Beach Ca. So, we’ll have to see about that.

  8. This is awesome, and it is so cool that you got to experience this event. πŸ™‚ I had to show this to my boyfriend because he is obsessed with cruise ships. I think it is rubbing off on me. I have never been on one O:)