Royal Rendezvous

Join us for special sail-pasts and spectacular fireworks.

On the morning of 9 May the three ships will sail in Southampton together, with Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth paying a special tribute to Queen Mary 2 on her 10th anniversary as the ships arrive in port. The day will feature a spectacular send-off of fireworks as all three ships set sail together from Southampton that evening, with Queen Mary 2 leading the way down Southamtpon Water to the Solent.

A Commemorative Crossing

  • Celebrate on board

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    In the evening of 9 May, our three ships will be positioned in close proximity giving passengers a grandstand view of our stunning firework display within the Southampton port. It's an event that will make any personal celebration, from a birthday to an anniversary, truly unforgettable.

  • Guests Speakers

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    Taking part in Cunard’s acclaimed Insights programme during the 9 – 16 May 2014 Crossing to New York will be two special individuals: Commodore Ron Warwick, the first Master of Queen Mary 2, and Stephen Payne OBE, who was largely responsible for the overall design of the ship. In their separate talks, they will present fascinating insights into the operation and construction of Queen Mary 2.

A decade of excellence

Queen Mary 2 celebrates her first ten years, after travelling almost 1.5 million nautical miles and looking after 1.3 million passengers. On 9 May 2014 she will set out of the first of two special commemorative Crossings to and then from New York that underline her role as the only passenger ship in the world maintaining a scheduled service across the Atlantic, something a Cunard ship has done since 1840.

Royal Rendezvous