Cunard announces a spectacular Red Arrows fly by in The Solent

By | August 10, 2018

For first time in Cunard’s history, guests will have a chance to see stunning Red Arrows flying display whilst on board.

This Friday, 10 August, will see Cunard guests witnessing a fabulous formation flying display as they depart Southampton on the three Cunard Queens, heading for the Isle of Wight. This will be the first time in Cunard’s history that guests will have had such an opportunity.

Guests on board Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will also be treated to a special commentary whilst the jets perform. Listeners can also tune into the commentary on Cowes radio – 87.7FM.

The Cunard fleet will set sail from Southampton at 5.30pm, heading for the Isle of Wight. They will receive a memorable and unique send off from the yachtsmen and spectators at Cowes and The Royal Yacht Squadron. Shoreside viewing is recommended from Lee-on-the-Solent, East Cowes Esplanade, West Cowes, Stokes Bay and Sea View, Ryde Esplanade (as well as the pier) or Southsea. The Red Arrows display will start at 7.30pm and will be followed by a smoke fly over the 3 Queens at approx. 7.52pm.

Friday will be a day of celebration for the luxury cruise line in Southampton. In addition to this amazing display, Cunard is hosting five lucky children who have won a competitions to visit the three Queens and enjoy a ‘Captain for the Day’ experience. To win the competition they had to share with Cunard, in their own words, why they deserved to be a ‘Captain for the Day’ and they were judged on the creativity of their entry.

The children will have a tour of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, spending time with Captain and a visit to the Bridge. They will enjoy lunch on board and finish their day with a trip round all three Queens in a speedboat.

  • Live commentary on Cowes Radio – 87.7FM
  • 3 Cunard Queens depart Southampton at 5.30pm
  • Red Arrows display at 7.30pm
  • Smoke fly over 3 Queens at 7.52pm