Sunday, 12 February 2012

Cunard's Diamond Event

Cunard Line will celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a unique Three Queens event in Southampton on June 5, the final day of the extended bank holiday Jubilee celebration. 

Her Majesty has long been associated with Cunard, being the only person to have attended the naming of all three Cunard Elizabeths, beginning in 1938 and this will be the first time the fleet's three ships – the largest Cunarders ever built – will have been seen arriving and departing together in formation at their home port. 

Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 will approach the port soon after first light on Tuesday June 5, sailing in single file up the Solent, with a flotilla of small boats expected to welcome them in.

As Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria tie up at their berths, Queen Mary 2 will follow on, turning in the upper swinging ground and then passing each ship in turn, with crew lining the foredeck of all three vessels, and the ships’ whistles sounding in salute of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Events will be happening throughout the day, to create both an outstanding passenger experience and a fitting commemoration of The Queen's 60-year reign. 

The celebrations will culminate in an evening spectacular where all three ships will be brought within close proximity and a fusillade of fireworks and special effects will light up the evening sky. Queen Mary 2 will then lead her sisters in single file down the Solent as all three set out on celebratory Diamond Jubilee voyages. Further details of the day’s events will be released in due course.

For booking details on any Cunard voyage, be sure to check out this link with the UK's luxury cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.