Join us on the waterfront for what promises to be the world’s most spectacular gathering of Cunard’s fleet – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria – as they meet on the River Mersey for the very first time to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

For the first time, the Three Cunard Queens – Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 – will sail into Liverpool together as part of the One Magnificent City celebrations, marking the 175th anniversary of Cunard.

This unforgettable spectacular, which is a salute to the company’s spiritual home, will take place during the May bank holiday. The three ships will only be together for a short time on Monday 25, but activities will take place across the weekend. In and around the Three Queens there will also be entertainment on the Pier Head from Sunday – Tuesday featuring street animation and musical performances.


Full details of the arrival of the Queens and the Amazing Graces event can be found on this website, a timeline of activity is below – but please remember, all times are approximate and may be subject to change!

Please keep checking this website and our social media feeds for the latest live updates:

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Saturday 23 May

  • 10.00pm – Amazing Graces – state-of-the-art projections on the Three Graces exploring the spirit of Liverpool.

Sunday 24 May

  • 9.00am – Queen Mary 2 arrives in the city and berths at Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal
  • 12.00pm – 9.30pm – Street Animation at Pier Head & Mann Island
  • 10.00pm – Amazing Graces projections
  • 10.30pm – Firework display

Monday 25 May

  • 10.45am – Queen Mary 2 leaves the berth to greet her two sisters at Brazil Buoy (on the river between Crosby Beach and New Brighton)
  • 12.00pm to 2.00pm – Three Queens meet and sail in formation south towards the Liverpool Echo Arena, and then north along the Mersey
  • 1.50pm – Red Arrows fly past
  • 2.00pm – Queen Mary 2 leaves the city, Queen Elizabeth berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal and Queen Victoria anchors in the middle of the Mersey
  • 2.30pm – 9.30pm – Street Animation at Pier Head & Mann Island
  • 10.00pm – Amazing Graces projections
  • 10.30pm – Firework display, after which Queen Elizabeth leaves the city and Queen Victoria berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal

Tuesday 26 May

  • 4.30pm – A special musical sail-away performance to say goodbye to Queen Victoria
  • 5.00pm – Queen Victoria sails out of the city

A full set of FAQs can be found on our FAQ’s page answering questions and giving advice on all aspects of the event.

To view photographs from the weekend – check out our Pinterest board. 

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