Cunard Bell Boys will take to the streets of Liverpool this weekend for their first official outing ahead of the line’s 175th anniversary next year.
To mark the three Queens visit to the city in 2015 the bell boys will be in and around the crowds down at The Strand as the Tour of Britain cycle race takes to the roads on Sunday 7 September.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It will be great to see the traditional bell boys in the city this weekend.
“The smart uniform and clean cut appearance shows just how much pride Cunard takes in their service, past and present.
“I hope that by having the bell boys on parade, we can really get locals interested in what will be one of our biggest maritime events the city has ever seen, when three of Cunard’s largest ships will grace the river Mersey.
“It’s going to be a marvellous weekend and one which I am sure will bring the crowds out in force, so get the date in your diary and don’t miss it!”
Cunard Director Angus Struthers said: “Cunard’s bell boys have become synonymous with tip-top service and our long maritime heritage. They will be the first to herald what we expect to be an outstanding series of events for Cunard in Liverpool next year.”
From 24-26 May 2015, Liverpool will play host to the three largest Cunard ships ever built in an historic three-day event.
Queen Mary 2 will arrive on Sunday 24 May and stay overnight at the Cruise Liner Terminal, berthed in sight of the Cunard Building.
On Monday 25 May, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail into the city and all three ships will line up on the River Mersey. Queen Mary 2 will then sail out of Liverpool, as Queen Elizabeth berths at the landing stage where she will remain until she departs late that night.
Queen Victoria will be anchored in the Mersey throughout the day and evening, and will then take the berth when Queen Elizabeth sets sail.