Arts & Culture Event Notices

Queen Mary 2 Visits Boston on 1840 Crossing Tribute with Sunday Night Fireworks!

Queen Mary 2 (Image: Cunard)

Early morning on 12 July, Queen Mary 2 will sail into Boston, Massachusetts, the company’s first port of call in the U.S. and the home of its first North American headquarters. The visit is part of Cunard’s 175th worldwide anniversary celebrations with a commemorative Transatlantic Crossing departing from Liverpool, England, paying tribute to the original voyage made by the company’s first flagship, Britannia, on 4 July 1840.

A special dedication ceremony will be held to launch the newly renovated Cunard Building with the donation of the Servia ship model by Cunard. The model, built in 1881, is being brought over on Queen Mary 2 from the Science Museum in England and will be placed in the front entrance of the former North American Cunard headquarters at 120 State Street. Located in the Customs House District, the building is part of a redevelopment of the area and historically renovated by Highland Development and Morris Architects through the stewardship of the building’s owner, Bill Mosakowsi, Public Consulting Group.

1:30 pm: Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game at Fenway Park.

Evening (Between approx. 9-10pm): Fireworks over Boston Harbor will mark Queen Mary 2’s evening departure as she sets off towards New York City for the final leg of her 175th Anniversary tour.