Cunard: Meeting of the legendary liners
Cunard: Meeting of the legendary liners

Cunard: Meeting of the legendary liners

For the first time in its history three legendary Cunard liners will meet in the same port. On June 5, 2012 Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria will arrive to the port of Southampton to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Meeting of the liners in Southampton is quite symbolic. Headquarters of the famous British company is located here. And here in Southampton starts the world's only regular transatlantic cruise, which connects this city with New York.

Ship parade in Southampton will begin at 8 am. Flotilla consisting of small boats will meet the ships at the port. During the ceremony all the ships will be linked with each other.
During the celebration on the Cunard liners a collection of royal art will be exhibited. It is expected that some items will be put up for sale.

The grand "parade of the three queens" in Southampton will be broadcasted by BBC from 9 am.

However, for the Queen's birthday Cunard plans to organize not only procession of the legendary ships. On June 5 for one day the company will become broadcasting. A special Cunard FM-station will be broadcasting in Southampton on 87.7FM.

Of course, such a grand jubilee won’t pass without discounts. So, Cunard announced special offer on transatlantic cruises for $795 valid from 1 to 7 June, 2012.

Cunard Cruise Lines has long and strong ties with the British royal family. The British Queen took part in launching of one of the first cruise ships of the company in 1938. In 2010 current Queen of the United Kingdom broke a bottle of champagne on board of the newest Cunard’s liner - Queen Elizabeth.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 03/06/2012


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