Dancing Queens in Liverpool celebrate Cunard's 175th anniversary

By ,   May 26, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

For the first time ever the world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, was joined by fellow fleet members Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on River Mersey during the celebration of the 175th anniversary of Cunard Line. From its founding in 1840 until the 1960s, Cunard was based in Liverpool.

The festivities have been going on during the past three days, but the main event took place yesterday (May 25) in Liverpool England with a precision manouevre by the 3 liners in front of thousands of spectators. 

Following the rotation the Three Queens formed a spectacular arrowhead formation and posed for the cameras before for the first time arranging themselves three abreast. 

With all the 3 vessels aligned on River Mersey, QM2 sounded the number 175 - blowing 1 single short blast followed by 7 and then 5 blasts. 

The '"ship dance" was culminated with a flyover salute by 9 jets from the Red Arrows - UK's Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Following the Cunard celebrations, QM2 left Liverpool followed by a fireworks and digital light shows at Pier Head.