Cunard Line Continue 175-Years-At-Sea Celebration

As Cunard continues to celebrate 175 years at the forefront of ocean travel, a brand new timeline video showcasing the shipping line’s most iconic moments, as well as looking forward to signature 175 anniversary events in 2015, has been unveiled.

The new video uses the details that accompany Cunard’s long and extraordinary history to bring the company’s story to life:  from Charles Dickens declaiming his 1842 cabin as a ‘profoundly preposterous box’ to Cunard’s carriage of all the horses which charged with the Light Brigade in 1853 to the first time that the monarch’s wife is heard on the radio when Queen Mary was launched in 1934.

Cunard Welcome Aboard MuralThe five minute video also explores how Cunard has helped shape key moments in world history. From Cunard’s little ship Carpathia rescue of all of the survivors from the White Star Line’s Titanic, to Sir Winston Churchill’s words of esteem in thanking Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth’s troop-carrying which, in his word’s, helped shorten World War II by at least a year.

Angus Struthers, Cunard’s Marketing Director, said:
“It’s remarkable to see 175 years condensed into a five minute video. For those unfamiliar with Cunard, it really does illustrate how ocean travel has evolved, and the pivotal role Cunard and its majestic fleet plays as a beacon for the industry. We look forward to celebrating Cunard’s heritage and milestone anniversary in grand style throughout the year.”

In May 2015 Cunard will stage one of its most ambitious events to date, as all three Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will sail in formation into Liverpool, the spiritual home of Cunard, for the very first time. With over one million spectators expected to line the River Mersey, there are still limited opportunities to enjoy an unrivalled view of the unfolding event aboard one of the three Queens.

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In May 2015 Cunard will stage one of its most ambitious events to date, as all three Queens,Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth will sail in formation into Liverpool, the spiritual home of Cunard, for the very first time. With over one million spectators expected to line the River Mersey, there are still limited opportunities to enjoy an unrivalled view of the unfolding event aboard one of the three Queens.

British Isles & Liverpool Salute
Queen Mary 2, 10 nights, May 17-27, 2015 (M506)
Southampton, Cobh, Dublin Bay, Greenock, Oban, Liverpool (overnight stay), St Peter Port (Guernsey), Southampton

Circling Britain over 10 nights, there’s the chance to visit Cork (from Ireland’s Cobh), Dublin (from Dun Laoghaire), Glasgow (from Greenock) and Guernsey, plus Oban, which will be Queen Mary 2’s maiden arrival into Scotland’s ‘Gateway to the Isles.’ With an overnight call in Liverpool, there will be a grandstand view of Cunard’s Three Queens on the Mersey event on 25 May.

Liverpool Salute
Queen Victoria, 6 nights, May 22- 28, 2015 (V512)
Southampton, St Peter Port, Liverpool (overnight stay), Southampton

This six-night cruise puts you at the heart of an historic moment. After St Peter Port, the cobbled capital of Guernsey, you’ll be taking part in history as you sail into Liverpool as one of Three Queens on the Mersey, as the Cunard fleet together salutes its spiritual home amidst spectacular celebration.

175th Anniversary Transatlantic Crossing
Queen Mary 2, 12 nights, July 2-14, 2015 (M511D)
Southampton, Liverpool, Halifax, Boston, New York

Want to join the recreation of the original Transatlantic Crossing made by Cunard’s first ship Britannia back in 1840? Boarding Queen Mary 2 in Southampton, you’ll reach Liverpool on July 4, 2015 in time for a celebratory concert telling Cunard’s story in words and music in the world’s fifth largest cathedral. That evening, 175 years to the day since Britannia first set sail from Liverpool, Cunard’s ‘spiritual home,’ you’ll follow the same route across the Atlantic to Halifax and Boston, with specialist speakers on board to bring the heritage to life, concluding with the iconic arrival into New York.

Richard Meadows, President, Cunard, North America, says, “Our 175th anniversary Crossing will be a truly historic moment that is not to be missed.”

We will be on the Queen Victoria later in the year to share our experiences during these celebrations.