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 this 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.

Full details of the arrival of the Queens and the Amazing Graces event can be found on the One Magnificent City website.

For information a timeline of activity is listed below - but please remember, all times are approximate and may be subject to change.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 the FAQ’s page answering questions and giving advice on all aspects of the event.

Thousands of people are expected to share in the unique and majestic Three Queens event from 24th-26th May, meaning it will be an extremely busy three days for transport.

Please keep checking the website and social media feeds for the latest live updates:
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