Queen Victoria departs Liverpool

Dramatic close to Three Queens weekend

Queen Victoria’s departure brings the Three Queens Salute to Liverpool weekend to a dramatic close.

There was an unexpected bonus for the crowds which gathered as Queen Victoria took her leave tonight, bringing Cunard’s Three Queens weekend to a dramatic close.

Master of Queen Victoria Commodore Christopher Rynd guided the ship away from the berth, and then turning to starboard so that the ship’s bow faced the Three Graces on Liverpool’s historic waterfront, performed a full 360 degree turn in the river.

Queen Victoria is waved off
Queen Victoria is waved off

It was a special salute to the city which has shown Cunard’s Three Queens such a huge and warm welcome over the three days.

And it made an unforgettable finale to a magnificent celebration of the shared history and ongoing partnership between Cunard and Liverpool, its spiritual home.

Queen Victoria sailed from Southampton on 22 May and called at St Peter Port, Guernsey before sailing into the Mersey to participate in the Three Queens Salute to Liverpool event on 25 May and then staying overnight on the berth. The ship will arrive back in Southampton on 28 May.