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3 Queens Liverpool – Day 3

This was it. The big moment when the 3 Cunard liners Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 all sailed down the Mersey. I’ve been waiting to see this for years. It’s what I’ve been working towards over 8 years at the Cruise Terminal. Iconic moments. History. The biggest maritime event I’ve seen in my lifetime on the Mersey. I imagine we won’t see anything like it for another 25 years when it’s Cunard’s 200th birthday. I’ll be 61 by then.

The day exceeded my expectations. The Red Arrows! Seeing the Biennial’s Dazzle Ferry in amongst it all. So many lovely little bits. Here’s some photos of them.

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8 years of Cunard liners in Liverpool

In 2007 the Liverpool Cruise Liner terminal opened with a visit from the Cunard cruise liner the QE2, a ship from my childhood. When the QE2 first came to Liverpool, in 1990, I was there to see it. My parents and I hung out with some photographer friends at the Egremont Ferry pub. It was an experience I’ll never forget.Read More