When: Mon 3rd Jun - all day

Where: Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool, Cunard’s spiritual home, is to host the spectacular Naming Ceremony for its newest ship Queen Anne.  The event will take place on the world-famous Mersey waterfront at Liverpool on Monday 3 June during an introductory ‘lap of honour’ voyage around the British Isles. Queen Anne is expected to arrive on the Mersey soon after sunrise on what promises to be the most eagerly awaited port of call on the exclusive 14-night voyage.  

Plans are being made for her arrival to include a special salute to the city where Cunard’s pioneering transatlantic service – and passenger shipping itself – was launched in 1840, and where the iconic Cunard Building forms the centrepiece of the Three Graces. 

The formal Naming will be the highlight of a day of celebration for Queen Anne and is expected to draw thousands of spectators to vantage points alongside the river at Pier Head, between New Brighton and Seacombe on Wirral and on beaches at Formby and Crosby in Sefton. A live global broadcast will ensure the eyes of the world once again fall on a Cunard event in Liverpool. 

The above text courtesy of Liverpool City Council press release and stakeholder email.

Cunard website: Official Naming Ceremony

Marketing Liverpool website: Liverpool to host spectacular naming ceremony

Mersey Ferries website: Queen Anne cruise ship

Visit Liverpool website: Cunard Queen Anne Naming Ceremony