Cunard’s Three Queens Celebrate 175th Anniversary

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Cunard’s fleet, photographer James Morgan has launched a display of behind the scenes images at the Cunard Building in Liverpool, entitled the ‘OneSevenFive Exhibition’.

To celebrate the anniversary of Cunard’s luxury fleet Morgan travelled the world to board all three ships; the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Victoria and the Queen Mary 2, over a 175 hour period and take behind the scenes images of the crew, the scenery and the ships themselves.

The images included in the exhibition feature a whole range of crew, ranging from the sharply dressed Captain and Bell Boys to entertainers in vintage outfits preparing for a show, cooks preparing hundreds of scones, and an on-board seamstress repairing the clothes of crew or guests.

However, the images don’t just show the hard work of the crew, they also portray life on board a cruise ship, including crew playing basketball on deck during their time off, guests enjoying afternoon tea, and an evening dance.

The exhibit wouldn’t have been complete without some portraits of the ships themselves, and Morgan has captured some stunning images. Ranging from external shots of the ships in all their enormous glory, to glamorous shots of lobbies and more industrialised images of funnels and metal.

The anniversary marks 175 years since the ship ‘Britania’ left Britain to sail to America, and to mark the event all three Cunard ships sailed into Liverpool back in May, to salute the contribution the city has made to the fleet’s success.

Cunard plan to continue celebrations all year, with special events planned for each cruise. If you’re planning a cruise holiday, visit for specialist travel insurance.

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