There are just over four weeks to go until maritime history is made on the River Mersey.

For the first time, the Three Cunard Queens – Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 – will sail into Liverpool together as part of the One Magnificent City celebrations, marking the 175th anniversary of Cunard.

This unforgettable spectacular, which is a salute to the company’s spiritual home, will take place during the May bank holiday. The three ships will only be together for a short time on Monday 25, but activities will take place across the weekend.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “Safety is paramount on the Sefton coastline as this unique event takes place.

“If you’re local, consider staying local. Walking or cycling may be the quickest and easiest way for you to get to and from the event.

“Some of the weekend’s events in Liverpool will finish late putting significant demands on transport services from 10pm. Please don’t leave it too late. Be aware of service times and consider what your alternative options may be in getting you home if you don’t make it.

“Be prepared and be patient. It will be extremely busy and there will be queues. Leave plenty of time to get where you want to go.

“If you do watch this from the Sefton coastline, please stay safe and leave the beach as you find it either by taking your rubbish home with you or using the bins provided. We also ask people to respect the local community as access to the beach is situated within a residential area.”

Anyone planning to watch Queen Elizabeth leave on Monday evening should be very cautious of visiting the coast at night. The tide is low and conditions can be treacherous.

RNLI Lifeguard Manager, Pete Rooney, said: “To keep safe and have an enjoyable time it is vital that visitors stay away from any muddy areas and be aware of the tide and tidal cut off. It’s also advisable for parents to ensure that they don’t become separated from their children and keep track of where they are to prevent them getting into danger.

“Our charity’s lifeguards will be on hand to keep watch and offer friendly advice and we would urge people to listen out for any RNLI safety messages during the event.”

More information about the event and how to plan your visit are available on our Three Queens information page.


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