Cunard has selected Liverpool as the host city for the naming ceremony for its new ship, Queen Anne.
While Cunard is headquartered, these days, in Southampton; it was founded in Liverpool, which still houses the Cunard Building.
The naming ceremony will take place on the River Mersey waterfront in Liverpool on June 3.
Councillor Liam Robinson, Leader of Liverpool City Council, was quoted as saying: “It’s a huge honour for Liverpool to be chosen as the location for the official naming of Queen Anne.
“The city and Cunard share a rich history, we are the original home of the world-famous cruise line and we staged the incredible spectacle of the Three Queens on the Mersey in 2015, which lives long in many people’s memories.
“This is yet another prestigious, international event taking place in our city, casting Liverpool into the limelight once again and showcasing our enviable maritime offer.
“The naming ceremony is set to be a majestic sight and I’m sure it will attract huge crowds to the waterfront who want to be part of this unique moment in ours and Cunard’s history.”