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. This book pays tribute to the illustrious career of the QE2 as well as the glorious new chapter in ocean-going travel represented by the new generation of ships. Author David L. Williams was granted access to the Cunard photo archive, on-board access to the new Queens to take photographs, as well as invitations to interview key personnel on the ships. This new title includes a comparison of the six built Queens, tracking the evolution of these famous ships influenced by technological construction, social factors, and developments. Produced in an attractive landscape format, it also focuses on the passenger experience and expectation.