2015 - RMS Lusitania Remembered

03-07/05/2015
A voyage on the Queen Victoria in May 2015 to remember RMS Lusitania, 100 years after her sinking in WW1.
qm2_southampton As the celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of Cunard begin, Queen Mary 2 waits in Southampton to lead the procession of the three Cunard Queens.
As the celebrations to mark the 175th anniversary of Cunard begin, Queen Mary 2 waits in Southampton to lead the procession of the three Cunard Queens.
qm2_qe_southampton Queen Elizabeth (right) waits for Queen Mary 2 to get into position to lead the convoy. Photo taken from our vantage point on board the Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth (right) waits for Queen Mary 2 to get into position to lead the convoy. Photo taken from our vantage point on board the Queen Victoria.
qm2_southampton2 Flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2, ready to leave in Southampton. You can just see the Queen Elizabeth in the background (right).
Flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2, ready to leave in Southampton. You can just see the Queen Elizabeth in the background (right).
qe_qm2_southampton Queen Mary 2 leads the fleet out of Southampton; Queen Elizabeth waiting to take her place behind.
Queen Mary 2 leads the fleet out of Southampton; Queen Elizabeth waiting to take her place behind.
SPA52320 Queen Mary 2 (right) and Queen Elizabeth in Southampton. Taken from our vantage point on board Queen Victoria.
Queen Mary 2 (right) and Queen Elizabeth in Southampton. Taken from our vantage point on board Queen Victoria.
ship_convoy The Queens setting out from Southampton to mark 175 years of Cunard.
The Queens setting out from Southampton to mark 175 years of Cunard.
SPA52326 A special dessert in which Cunard celebrates its 175 years, with the three funnels of the Queens.
A special dessert in which Cunard celebrates its 175 years, with the three funnels of the Queens.
20150504_131022 Cabin 4119 on board Queen Victoria, our home for a week.
Cabin 4119 on board Queen Victoria, our home for a week.
20150505_094329 Cabin 4119.
Cabin 4119.
20150504_131046 Another view of Cabin 4119.
Another view of Cabin 4119.
20150505_094929 The atrium and grand staircase on the Queen Victoria.
The atrium and grand staircase on the Queen Victoria.
20150506_134614 The Winter Garden (note the retractable roof) on board the Queen Victoria.
The Winter Garden (note the retractable roof) on board the Queen Victoria.
SPA52329 Queen Victoria docked in Cobh, Ireland, in May 2015.
Queen Victoria docked in Cobh, Ireland, in May 2015.
20150507_103926 The monument to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania, and the part that the people of Cobh played in the rescue efforts.
The monument to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania, and the part that the people of Cobh played in the rescue efforts.
20150507_103933 Lusitania monument, Cobh, Ireland.
Lusitania monument, Cobh, Ireland.
20150507_111351 The Queen Victoria moored up in Cobh, Ireland.
The Queen Victoria moored up in Cobh, Ireland.
SPA52331 Queen Victoria in Cobh, 100 years after the sinking of the Lusitania.
Queen Victoria in Cobh, 100 years after the sinking of the Lusitania.
20150507_133645 The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, gives a touching speech to remember all those who died in the Lusitania tragedy.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, gives a touching speech to remember all those who died in the Lusitania tragedy.
lusitania_higgins Michael D Higgins gives a speech at the
Michael D Higgins gives a speech at the "Lusitania Remembered" memorial ceremony.
SPA52337 The master of the Queen Victoria, Commodore Christopher Rynd, reads an account from one of the Lusitania's survivors.
The master of the Queen Victoria, Commodore Christopher Rynd, reads an account from one of the Lusitania's survivors.