THE BBC are looking to speak to anyone set to board the Queen Mary 2 when it arrives in Liverpool next week for TV programme Coast.

Back for a new series, producers are looking to speak to passengers who have their own historical links with Liverpool and the Queen Mary 2 as it docks in Liverpool at 8am on Tuesday, July 16.

The famous Cunard cruise liner will arrive in Liverpool as part of a 14-night Northern Atlantic Westbound Crossing and will depart at 8pm that same day, setting sail to Iceland, Canada and New York.

In 2015, the Queen Mary 2 came to Liverpool with sister liners Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth to take part in the Three Queens event to celebrate 175 years of Cunard and its links with the region.

Founded in Liverpool, Cunard's first ship Britannia set sail from the city in 1840, inaugurating the first-ever regularly scheduled service across the Atlantic.

The company’s head office remained in Liverpool for 128 years until 1968.

Its magnificent former HQ forms part of the World Heritage-listed "Three Graces" along with the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building - defining one of the world’s most recognised skylines.

Cunard sales director Gary Anslow, said: “We are delighted to have added a Liverpool departure in response to trade demand.

"Quite a few partners in the region asked if we would create a Liverpool departure, given our historic ties with the city and the demand they have for local departures.

"We are now looking forward to working with the trade on selling this fantastic itinerary to their clients.”

In 2016, Cunard laid on a special Transatlantic crossing from Liverpool to Halifax Nova Scotia, Boston and New York in a voyage that sparked huge demand with berths selling for us much as £15,500.

Anyone who has a heritage story whether your great-grandfather worked on the docks or on one of the ships or whether your grandmother took the route to America to find a new life, the Coast team want to hear from you.

If you are willing to speak on camera and are booked to travel on the Queen Mary 2 from Liverpool, please send your story and contact details to with the subject 'QM2 Liverpool.'

For more information about the Cunard's North Atlantic Westbound Crossing itinerary visit