Three Queens in Liverpool
28th May 2015
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.
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.
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.
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!