2015 - RMS Lusitania Remembered
A voyage on the Queen Victoria in May 2015 to remember RMS Lusitania, 100 years after her sinking in WW1.
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.
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.
Flagship of the Cunard fleet, Queen Mary 2, ready to leave in Southampton. You can just see the Queen Elizabeth in the background (right).
Queen Mary 2 leads the fleet out of Southampton; Queen Elizabeth waiting to take her place behind.
Queen Mary 2 (right) and Queen Elizabeth in Southampton. Taken from our vantage point on board Queen Victoria.
The Queens setting out from Southampton to mark 175 years of Cunard.
A convoy of Queens - QM2 and QE taken from the Queen Victoria, bringing up the rear.
A special dessert in which Cunard celebrates its 175 years, with the three funnels of the Queens.
Cabin 4119 on board Queen Victoria, our home for a week.
Another view of Cabin 4119.
The atrium and grand staircase on the Queen Victoria.
The Winter Garden (note the retractable roof) on board the Queen Victoria.
Queen Victoria docked in Cobh, Ireland, in May 2015.
The monument to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania, and the part that the people of Cobh played in the rescue efforts.
Lusitania monument, Cobh, Ireland.
The Queen Victoria moored up in Cobh, Ireland.
Queen Victoria in Cobh, 100 years after the sinking of the Lusitania.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, gives a touching speech to remember all those who died in the Lusitania tragedy.
Michael D Higgins gives a speech at the "Lusitania Remembered" memorial ceremony.
The master of the Queen Victoria, Commodore Christopher Rynd, reads an account from one of the Lusitania's survivors.
David Dingle, the Chairman of Cunard, gives a speech in front of dignitaries and relatives of those who perished in the disaster.
Statue in Cobh harbour of Annie Moore and her brothers. Annie was the first Irish emigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, New York on 1st January 1892.
The wreaths left at the Lusitania monument by the Ambassadors from Britain, Germany (nearest) and the USA and Ireland (left).
The candlelit procession of boats to mark the return of the lifeboats to Cobh 100 years ago.
Candlelit flotilla of boats sails past the Queen Victoria on the evening of 7th May 2015.