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It’s been 175 years since Cunard’s first transatlantic crossing – a cause for celebration in Liverpool, England, over the weekend.

Back in 1840, the cruise line’s first ship, Britannia, successfully sailed from Liverpool to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 14 days.

In honour of the milestone, Cunard has recreated the iconic crossing with Queen Mary 2; she embarked on the same voyage just after 10pm on July 4.

Before she set sail, onlookers were treated to a fireworks display over the Mersey.


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Settle in for a luxury voyage as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on board Cunard’s elegant Queen Elizabeth.

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In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.