Cunard & Southampton – A Centenary Celebration

Queen Mary 2 at anchor.Cunard has long been associated with the City of Southampton. While originally established in Liverpool, it was in November 1919 that Cunard moved its New York express liner service from Liverpool to Southampton.

Mauretania was chosen to establish the route, sailing on 18 November 1919 to New York via Cherbourg. Since that time Cunard has created a long-standing relationship with the City of Southampton; with the port being the home-base for many of its liners, including Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, the QE2 as well as the current Queens.

Special 2019 Voyage

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cunard establishing its Southampton home, Queen Mary 2’s November 2019 Transatlantic Crossing will honour the connection, hosting a variety of on board activities and events.

This includes a travelling historical exhibition on board, with items from Sea City Southampton on display. Guest speakers include myself, Chris Frame. I will be sharing knowledge on the importance of this last century for Cunard. Other guest speakers include Penny Legg, author of several books on the history of Southampton, while famed maritime artist Robert Lloyd will completing a special ‘live’ painting on board during the voyage.

To join us on this voyage – visit Cunard’s website.