All three ships arrived into Southampton from their world cruises and were welcomed with heavy rain and fog as they berthed in Southampton.
All three ships spent the day berthed in Southampton before slipping their lines around 18.00 and departed in procession out of Southampton. Queen Elizabeth was the first to slip her lines and set out into the river before reversing and turning at dockhead of QEII Terminal and stopped in order for her illustrious bigger sister, Queen Mary 2 to pass and lead the procession. Queen Victoria then made her way from Mayflower Terminal and arrived just off Town Quay to allow Queen Mary 2 to pass out. There then Queen Mary 2 took the lead in the three ship procession and Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria followed suit.
The Three Queens will be meet together in Liverpool later on this month as the 175th Anniversary celebrations continue to flow.