The Queen Victoria has sailed out of Liverpool – with a final surprise.
The last of the Three Queens left the city to a musical farewell as crowds turned out to wave her off at Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
The ship was given a semaphore send off and then balloons were released before she left the city.
Singer Danielle Thomas sang You’ll Never Walk Alone as the ship sailed away from the dock.
The liner then wowed the crowds by turning 360 degrees in the Mersey while music, including songs from The Beatles, played.
Passengers waved Union flags from the balconies of their cabins as they said goodbye to the city.
Richard and Jean Sutlieff, from Blackburn, were on board the Queen Victoria for its arrival in Liverpool.
Text courtesy of Liverpool Echo
Pictures courtesy of G-Captain