Bell Boys ring in 2015 Cunard visit to Liverpool

Cunard bell boys took to the streets of Liverpool yesterday for their first official outing ahead of the line’s 175th anniversary next year.

To mark the three Queens visit to the city in 2015, the bell boys were in and around the crowds, as the Tour of Britain cycle race took place.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It was great to see the traditional bell boys in the city this weekend.

“The smart uniform and clean cut appearance shows just how much pride Cunard takes in their service, past and present.

“Having the bell boys on parade really got visitors interested in what will be one of our biggest maritime events the city has ever seen; when three of Cunard’s largest ships will grace the river Mersey.

“It’s going to be a marvelous weekend and one which I am sure will bring the crowds out in force, so get the date in your diary and don’t miss it.”

Cunard Director Angus Struthers said: “Cunard’s bell boys have become synonymous with tip-top service and our long maritime heritage. They will be the first to herald what we expect to be an outstanding series of events for Cunard in Liverpool next year.”
Liverpool will play host to the three largest Cunard ships ever built in an historic three-day event from May 24 to 26.

Queen Mary 2 will arrive on Sunday May 24 and stay overnight at the Cruise Liner Terminal, berthed in sight of the Cunard Building.

On Monday May 25, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail into the city and all three ships will line up on the River Mersey. Queen Mary 2 will then sail out of Liverpool, as Queen Elizabeth berths at the landing stage where she will remain until she departs late that night.

Queen Victoria will be anchored in the Mersey throughout the day and evening, and will then take the berth when Queen Elizabeth sets sail.

Queen Victoria will set sail on Tuesday May 26.

For more information visit the official website www.onemagnificentcity.com

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