This coming weekend is the Diamond Jubilee Celebration Weekend for Queen Elizabeth II. The 4 days of celebrations have many major events across the UK. There is an extra public holiday day added to the weekend.
Cunard are making a major effort due to their history and Cunard's link to the Monarchy and the Queen in particular. She has named many Cunard ships during her reign. The chart above shows the plans for the day which includes:
Here are some reports about the plans they have across the weekend.
- Cruise Critic writes: "It'll be an early start on Tuesday, June 5 for anybody wanting to witness the simultaneous arrival of three Cunard Queens in Southampton. But there will be opportunities throughout the day to celebrate the Jubilee with Cunard and the City of Southampton". Read more
- Manchester Evening News writes: "celebrations take place onboard all day as well, including talks from guest speakers with royal connections and a display of royal art, including pieces by HRH The Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Lord Snowdon, on all three ship". Read more.
- Seaview Cruises writes: " Cunard's Three Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday June 5 - expected to be the biggest jubilee event outside London as Cunard's three ship fleet sail in convoy into Southampton for the first time - will be enhanced by the launch of ‘Cunard FM’ radio for this one special day only.
- The radio station will broadcast on 87.7FM from 0800 hours right through to midnight. As well as music during the day, in the afternoon, the station will feature celebrity interviews and two special highlights, introduced by ‘Cunard FM’s’ own presenter, Keith Maynard, Queen Mary 2’s entertainment director. Read More