Cunard was formed in Liverpool, had its headquarters there, and its first ship sailed from Liverpool in 1840.
All three Queens, Elizabeth, Mary 2 and Victoria will line up together for a short time on Monday - and many thousands of visitors are expected.
It's being hailed as a perfect day out for the family and a photographer's dream. This follows an earlier get together in early May in Southampton. Liverpool is however keen to see cruise ships return to Liverpool and have put some money into a new cruise terminal.
22:00 - ‘Amazing Graces’ digital / light projection show on the Three Graces.
22:30 - Mid-river Firework display, off the Pier Head.
10:45 - Queen Mary 2 leaves the berth to greet her two sisters at the mouth of the Mersey (the area between Crosby Beach and New Brighton).
12:00–14:00 - Three Queens meet and sail south in formation towards the Liverpool Echo Arena, and then turn through 180 degrees to face north. Further manoeuvres may be possible depending on weather conditions on the day.
14:00–14:15 - Queen Mary 2 leaves the city. Queen Elizabeth berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal and Queen Victoria anchors in the middle of the Mersey.
22:00–23:00 - Amazing Graces’ digital / light projection show on the Three Graces.
22:30 - Firework display. Following the display, Queen Elizabeth leaves the city and Queen Victoria berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal.
17:00 - Queen Victoria sails out of the city. Flotilla of small boats welcome.
The police warn it will extremely busy and advise people to use public transport
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