Friday, May 22, 2015

CUNARD 175th Anniversary in Liverpool


Cunard to live stream 175th Anniversary Events in Liverpool on 25 May


Cunard Celebrates Major Milestone with Historic Meeting of the Fleet's Three Queens on the River Mersey
 
21 May 2015 - Cunard’s three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, will gather in the company’s ‘spiritual home’ of Liverpool to mark its 175th anniversary on Monday, 25 May.
At midday on 25 May, Cunard’s current fleet will become the largest ships ever to sail in formation on the Mersey when all three Queens perform a meticulously planned series of manoeuvres to mark the company’s 175th anniversary and to salute Liverpool, its spiritual home, where the company began in 1840. The ships will perform a ‘river dance’ against the backdrop of Liverpool’s Three Graces, a world heritage site which includes the Cunard Building, the company’s headquarters from 1916-1967. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to gather on both sides of the river to watch.
Those who cannot attend but are interested in viewing this historic moment can view a live satellite feed, from 12:30-14:00 pm (GMT), of a 90 minute programme of live helicopter footage of the Three Queens sailing in formation, live and pre-recorded interviews from the previous day's build-up and live crowd reaction. The programme will be streamed live via http://live.cunard.com/. Luís Miguel Correia is going there to report to the SHIPS AND THE SEA BLOG as well as Revista de Marinha. Stay tunned.
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