Thursday March 12 to Thursday March 19
To celebrate the Royal Rendezvous of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria in Sydney Harbour this week, Cunard will launch a special photo exhibition on the western broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, featuring many never before seen images of its world famous fleet of Queens.
Marking the iconic cruise line’s 175th anniversary, the OneSevenFive exhibition brings together a stunning collection of images by Sydney photographer James Morgan, who has photographed Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth around the globe.
Providing a rare perspective of life onboard the three Queens, the collection of 70 images will be displayed on boards standing two metres high on the broadwalk.
The final two images for the exhibition will be installed on Friday morning and will capture the historic visit of Cunard’s magnificent flagship Queen Mary 2 and her younger sister Queen Victoria on Thursday.
For the first time, both ships will spend the day together in Sydney, with fireworks set to light up the sky at 9.15pm on Thursday night as Queen Mary 2 leaves Circular Quay and prepares to sail past Queen Victoria which will be anchored at Athol Buoy near Taronga Zoo.
Harbourside vantage points will include Cremorne Point, Kirribilli, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Point Piper.
The exhibition is free and will open to the public at midday on Thursday March 12. It will remain in place on the broadwalk for 175 hours, until Thursday March 19.
A timeline of Royal Rendezvous events follows:
Wednesday March 11
4.30am – Queen Victoria sails into Sydney Harbour
5.30am – Queen Victoria berths at Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay
Thursday March 12
3.30am – Queen Victoria sails from the Overseas Passenger Terminal to berth at Athol Buoy
3.45am – Queen Mary 2 enters Sydney Harbour
4.45am – Queen Mary 2 berths at the Overseas Passenger Terminal
Noon – OneSevenFive photo exhibition of Cunard’s Three Queens opens to public on the Western Broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House
9pm – Queen Mary 2 departs Overseas Passenger Terminal en route to Milford Sound, New Zealand
9.15pm – Fireworks as Queen Mary 2 sails past Queen Victoria at Athol Buoy
11pm – Queen Victoria sails from Athol Buoy en route to Akaroa, New Zealand
Thursday March 12 – Thursday March 19
Midday March 12 - OneSevenFive Cunard photo exhibition opens to the public on the Sydney Opera House Western Broadwalk, running for 175 hours.
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