Cunard's Queen Mary 2 embarks on historic transatlantic crossing

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 embarks on historic transatlantic crossing

Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 departed on the line’s first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool for the first time in almost 50 years at the weekend.

Saturday’s sailing marked the 175th anniversary of the line’s first scheduled service to the US.

Queen Mary 2’s special crossing from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston is recreating the first voyage.

A total of 400 passengers joined the ship in Liverpool to make the crossing.

This was the first time that passengers have set out on a transatlantic voyage from Liverpool since Cunard’s Franconia’s last crossing from the city in 1968.


Cunard marketing director, Angus Struthers, said: “It’s just six weeks since the Three Queens Liverpool Salute made news around the world and the city has once again given Cunard the warmest of welcomes.

“The atmosphere in the city is still amazing and the support for Queen Mary 2 has been fantastic on this, the exact day that Cunard’s first ship set out on her maiden crossing from Liverpool, 175 years ago.


“Today has also been the first time in nearly 50 years that we’ve been able to welcome transatlantic passengers aboard in Liverpool and those 400 people have each made a little bit of history.

“This has been such an extraordinary year for Cunard but it has been the strength of the partnership with Liverpool, our ‘spiritual home’ which has made our 175th anniversary so special.”



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