Tuesday, 26 August 2014

‘Lusitania Remembered’ cruise by Cunard's Queen Victoria

Cunard has commissioned historian Eric Sauder to produce a temporary exhibition of Lusitania memorabilia that will be displayed on board Queen Victoria during her 3 – 10 May 2015 voyage that will commemorate the loss of Lusitania 100 years earlier. Eric Sauder has been interested in ocean liners, particularly Lusitania, for over 30 years with his first job being a tour guide on Queen Mary in Long Beach. He has dived on the wreck of Lusitania and has authored two books on the subject: ‘RMS Lusitania: The Ship and Her Record’ and ‘The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations’, the latter to be released for the 100th anniversary of the sinking.

Lusitania was the first of 22 Cunard ships lost in the First World War. On 7 May 2015 it will be exactly 100 years since the Cunard flagship was torpedoed while en-route from New York to Liverpool. The ship sank approximately 11 miles off the old Head of Kinsale in Ireland.

This special seven-night ‘Lusitania Remembered’ cruise by Queen Victoria will commemorate the loss of Lusitania and the other Cunard ships lost in World War One. Queen Victoria will call at Cobh (formerly Queenstown) on 7 May 2015. 

All passengers travelling on Queen Victoria will be invited to attend a special service ashore as well as witness a number of other tributes that will be made that day. A Commemorative Dinner for them will be held that night on board Queen Victoria.

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