huge ocean liner
huge ocean liner

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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