Cunard’s QUEEN ELIZABETH, QUEEN MARY 2 and QUEEN VICTORIA will converge near the Statue of Liberty in New York harbour for a fireworks display on January 13 at 6:40 PM.
The last time the entire Cunard fleet was gathered together was January 14, 2008, when QUEEN ELIZABETH 2, QUEEN MARY 2 and QUEEN VICTORIA met for the first and last time.
Thursday’s event will mark the first time these particular Cunard QUEENs have been seen together.
To mark the close of the New York Stock Exchange, Cunard’s Commodore Bernard Warner, along with Cunard President Peter Shanks and Carnival Corporation’s CEO Micky Arison, will ring the original bell that came form the first QUEEN ELIZABETH.
The three ships are scheduled to depart from their Brooklyn and Manhattan cruise terminals at 6:00 PM with the fireworks show set for 6:40 PM off the Statue of Liberty.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.