The countdown to the Three Queens begins!



Three Queens timings revealed

THERE are just over four weeks to go until maritime history is made on the River Mersey.

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 during the 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.

Schedule (Please note, all the times are approximate and, particularly in relation to the movement of the Three Queens, are subject to change. and @OMCLpool will have the most up-to-date information throughout the event)

Saturday 23 May

  • 10pm – Amazing Graces – state-of-the-art projections on the Three Graces exploring the spirit of Liverpool.

Sunday 24 May

  • 9am – Queen Mary 2 arrives in the city and berths at Liverpool Cruise Liner Terminal
  • 10pm – 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)
  • 12pm to 2pm – Three Queens meet and sail in formation south towards the Liverpool Echo Arena, and then north along the Mersey
  • 2.10pm – Queen Mary 2 leaves the city, Queen Elizabeth berths at the Cruise Liner Terminal and Queen Victoria anchors in the middle of the Mersey
  • 10pm – 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
  • 5pm – Queen Victoria sails out of the city

A full set of FAQs can be found at answering questions and giving advice on all aspects of the event.

Travel Advice

Across the weekend it is anticipated huge numbers of people will head to the city to be part of the celebrations, with the main focus being on Monday 25 May, when hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to both sides of the Mersey to experience a bit of maritime history.

Transport partners are encouraging people to start planning their journeys to and from the event, regardless of how far they’re travelling, and maybe think differently about which mode of transport to use.

To see your options and for help in planning your journey, visit

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