by William H Miller
...brings the story of Cunard’s three legendary modern Queens to life.
No other ships evoke the magic that Cunard’s Queens have done since Queen Mary entered service in 1936. For the first time, in 2008, Cunard had three Queens in service; Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth 2 retired during that year, while Queen Mary 2 celebrated her fifth anniversary as the largest ocean liner afloat and Queen Victoria entered service. After triumphant world cruises for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2, all three ships rendezvoused in Southampton on 22 April for the very last meeting of the ‘three Queens’. QE2 left amid the biggest fireworks display seen in the port since the advent of Queen Mary 2 five years earlier. Using a fantastic selection of images and well-written informative text, William H Miller brings the story of Cunard’s three legendary modern Queens to life in this impressive publication.