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Drumming Goodbye for the QM2

We had a great time drumming for Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, the world’s biggest ocean liner, as she sailed from Liverpool to New York!

By Leigh-Angel
Thu 08 August, 2019

It was an iconic moment as Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 sailed off into the sunset from our wonderful city of Liverpool.

Drummers, opera singers, fireworks, confetti and lots of waving from passengers and well-wishers showed the true character of Liverpool; friendly, welcoming, exciting – a city steeped in maritime history.

The celebratory send-off was featured on BBC Two series Our Coast, where Adrian Chiles joined our band for a quick drum lesson! 

As long as 4 football pitches (!) with nearly 3000 passengers, QM2 dominated the city skyline – and yes, she is bigger than the Titanic!


Cruise Liverpool captured the incredible scenes with this fantastic video below – we were honoured to be part of the goodbyes and get emotional watching it back!

What a day to remember! ???? Cunard QM2 we miss you already ????✨ This video gets us totes emosh ????

Posted by Cruise Liverpool on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

This gorgeous photo was taken by one of our dobra players Flavia as QM2 set sail for New York:

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