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Boat-tiful: Formation of Queen ocean liners is a majestic sight

Cunard's three newest ships - Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 - were photographed side-by-side at sea for the first time ever


In this photo, we see the RMS Queen Elizabeth docking in New York Harbor in 1956. The Queen Elizabeth was an luxury ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. Her career ran from her launch on September 27, 1938 until her retirement in 1969, when she was replaced by the Queen Elizabeth II.


RMS Quen Elizabeth - This is a superb areal image looks at her new extended aft decks and her new swimming pool. I took it from a 1967 Cruise brochure from my collection. Sadly these days, modern cruise ships just do not have such spacious open deck spaces, and many do not even have a full walk around Promenade Deck anymore! The photograph is from the author’s private collection.


Queen Elizabeth (1936). Built as a running mate to Queen Mary, the first Queen Elizabeth began her life as a troop ship during WWII. During the war, she carried more than 750,000 troops and sailed over 500,000 miles. Following the war, she commenced her role as transatlantic ocean liner, which lasted until the late 50s when she began sailing between New York and Nassau. Cunard continued to operate Queen Elizabeth until her retirement in 1969.

from Zimbio

Queen Elizabeth II in QE2 Cruise Liner - Royal Visit

HRH Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the QEII Embarkation building in Southhampton Docks on June 2, 2008 in Southhampton, England. The Queen is revisiting the historic cruise liner before it is retired in Dubai as a floating hotel.