Cunard Line’s Queen Elizabeth and the legendary Queen Mary will make history when they meet for the first time in a Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach Harbor. This rare evening encounter will be open to the public and will feature traditional whistle salutes between the ships and conclude with a fireworks display.
Adding to the significance of this event, the Royal Rendezvous will be Queen Mary’s first encounter with a Queen Elizabeth since 1967 when Queen Mary, during her final Transatlantic Crossing in Cunard service, passed by the original Queen Elizabeth on the morning of 25 September.
The best public viewing location of the Royal Rendezvous is on the Promenade Deck of the Queen Mary, at the aft (back) of the ship. Free access to the ship will be offered from 4:00-9:00pm; parking will be $15.00. A DJ will be on deck providing musical entertainment while everyone eagerly awaits this historic meeting. Queen Elizabeth will sail into Long Beach Harbor at approximately 6:30pm, and the fireworks display will begin at 7:30pm.
Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth will have returned from a 36-day roundtrip voyage from Los Angeles through New Zealand, and departs on the 12th at 5:00pm en route to New York via the Panama Canal.
For more information on the historic meeting of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary, visit: www.cunard.com/rendezvous.
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