Cunard’s Queens Revealed: The Evolution of Six Great Passenger Ships
by Williams, David L.
For the first time Cunard has three new flagship ‘Queens’ leading its fleet – "Queen Mary 2", "Queen Victoria" and "Queen Elizabeth" – continuing in a long line of majestic, luxurious and prestigious passenger ships named after queens which started with the launch of "Queen Mary" during the Depression in 1934. Over the years these ships became household names – holding records for the largest ships afloat and the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic. This is a comparison of the six built Queens, tracking the evolution of these famous ships influenced by technological construction, social factors and developments.