On Thursday evening Cunard hosted an event at the Southampton Art Galłery to launch the celebration of Cunard’s 175 years. The impressive exhibition of photographs and posters is worth a visit. The Mayor of Southampton spoke about the contribution that Cunard has made to the port and to the city and Angus Śtruthers responded on behalf of Cunard.
Today, Sunday 3 May 2015, the 3 Queens return from their respective World voyages and this afternoon the 3 ships will leave the port together. The parade will be led by the flagship Queen Mary 2 followed by Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. They should form up at 1630 and be at Dock Head by 1720 reaching Calshot just before 1800.
Queen Mary 2 will head off to New York, while Queen Elizabeth sails to Hamburg and Queen Victoria to Guernsey.
Your blogger will be on Southampton Water this afternoon and will report later on the sailaway procession.