Three Queens

This page is from 2015 and has been archived.
Please be aware that the information may be out of date.

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:

Twitter – @omclpool   Facebook – One Magnificent City Liverpool

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.