The Launch of the Queen Mary (amazing video) - the RMS Queen Mary is christened by Her Majesty the Queen, is launched and crosses the ocean.

The Launch of the Queen Mary (amazing video) - the RMS Queen Mary is christened by Her Majesty the Queen, is launched and crosses the ocean.

S.S. Queen Mary docking in New York City. 1938. From the New York State Archives.

S.S. Queen Mary docking in New York City. 1938. From the New York State Archives.

Queen Elizabeth @ LostLiners – Honoring the Golden Age of Ocean Travel

Queen Elizabeth @ LostLiners – Honoring the Golden Age of Ocean Travel

On the English lines such as Cunard and White Star, the experience for first-class passengers was like something between staying in the finest of hotels and being a guest in a grand stately home or royal palace. To be sure, the price demanded the highest level of service: In the mid-1930s a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary or the Queen Elizabeth cost in the range of 3-4 thousand dollards. In today’s currency, that’s 85-95 thousand dollars

On the English lines such as Cunard and White Star, the experience for first-class passengers was like something between staying in the finest of hotels and being a guest in a grand stately home or royal palace. To be sure, the price demanded the highest level of service: In the mid-1930s a first-class ticket on the Queen Mary or the Queen Elizabeth cost in the range of 3-4 thousand dollards. In today’s currency, that’s 85-95 thousand dollars

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Britain's 80,733  tonne liner Queen Mary left Southampton on her Maiden Voyage to New York with more than 1800 passengers, on this day 27th May, 1936

Britain's 80,733 tonne liner Queen Mary left Southampton on her Maiden Voyage to New York with more than 1800 passengers, on this day 27th May, 1936

May 27, 1936: RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for New York City on her maiden voyage.

May 27, 1936: RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for New York City on her maiden voyage.

For just fourteen days between 7th and 21st March 1940, the world's three  largest liners were together at New York. They are (left to right)  the NORMANDIE, the QUEEN MARY and the QUEEN ELIZABETH.   The world's three largest liners were together for the first and, as events were to prove, the last time.

For just fourteen days between 7th and 21st March 1940, the world's three largest liners were together at New York. They are (left to right) the NORMANDIE, the QUEEN MARY and the QUEEN ELIZABETH. The world's three largest liners were together for the first and, as events were to prove, the last time.

RMS Queen Mary - Maiden Voyage - Cunard - Original footage

RMS Queen Mary - Maiden Voyage - Cunard - Original footage

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