As part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration weekend (June 2, the crowning, to June 5, 2012), Cunard will be amassing its own royal trio -- Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 -- in Southampton on June 5. The event promises to attract thousands to Southampton for a street festival, fireworks and a high-flying performance by the Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team. Cruise Critic covered the lead-up to royal rendezvous and will offer live reports from Southampton on the big day.
Cunard's Three Queens Arrive in Southampton
They're here and ready to celebrate. In an early morning display Cunard's Queens arrived in Southampton and wished Britain's Queen congratulations.
And, for full coverage from the event, check out the recap and slideshow on our blog.
| Launched: 2004 |
Tonnage: 148,528 gt.
| Launched: 2007 |
Tonnage: 90,000 gt.
| Launched: 2010 |
Tonnage: 90,900 gt.
Cunard's Jubilee Celebrations: How To Plan Your Day
To plan your itinerary for the Cunard Jubilee celebration, look no further.
Click here for all the information on the day's activities.
Jubilee Fever: How Cruise Lines Plan to Celebrate
Do you have Jubilee fever? See what cruise lines are doing to mark the occasion:
How Cruise Lines Plan to Celebrate.
Q&A: Cunard and the Royals, a History
Michael Gallagher, Cunard's historian, takes us behind the (historical) scenes of
Cunard's royal relationship.
Send Us Your Queen Pics
Have a pic of two or three of the queens together? E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org -- if we feature yours, we'll send you some Cruise Critic swag.
Cunard's Jubilee Spectacular: Who Cares?
Why should you care about Cunard's upcoming Meeting of the Queens in Southampton? Here's why.
Cruising from Britain on the Rise
Cruising from Britain has never been so popular –- more than 650 cruises are due to depart from U.K. ports this year.
If it's Good Enough for the Queen ...
Our blogger investigates the royal warrant -- why tiny Hebridean Island Cruises has one and Cunard doesn't.