For the first and only time, in the 168 year history of the Cunard Line, Cunard's three great passenger liners named after British queens, the Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2, have met in the same port.
The venerable Queen Elizabeth 2, which carries 1,792 passengers in 1,002 staterooms is the oldest of the three, and will be having its final around-the-world cruise, then the liner will become a floating hotel in Dubai.
Implications - This was certainly an event of historic proportions. Thousands of New York City residents showed up to see the three queens in the waters of Lower Manhattan. It is events like these that have the power to bring people together and celebrate without pretense.