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Meet Queen Anne: Cunard Cruises Unveils Grand New Ship

February 9, 2024
The Golden Lion Pub aboard the new Cunard cruise ship, the Queen Anne.

Combining heirloom sophistication with a modern aesthetic, Cunard’s Queen Anne is set to rule the sea – bringing together a lavish ballroom with a rooftop DJ booth.

The world’s oldest cruise line just got a little younger. Cunard has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, Queen Anne, due to set sail for the first time on 3 May 2024. The ship spans 1,058 feet in length (322 metres) and can carry 2,996 passengers alongside more than 1,200 staff.

Seamlessly blending Cunard's rich heritage with contemporary design, the Italian-built Queen Anne is a testament to timeless sophistication. Renowned design firms, including David Collins Studio, have lent their expertise to interiors that pay homage to Cunard's 184-year legacy while embracing a modern aesthetic.

After several shorter voyages around Europe and the Mediterranean, the impressive vessel will venture from one corner of the globe to the other during a special maiden World Voyage. Queen Anne will depart Hamburg on 7 January 2025 or Southampton on 9 January 2025, the ship will cross the Transatlantic before heading to the Americas, Australasia, Asia, the Arabian Gulf, and the Mediterranean.

Stepping into the ship's Grand Lobby, passengers are greeted by a stunning Art Deco-inspired metal mural, evoking the glamour of bygone eras. Meanwhile, theatre enthusiasts will relish the opulent Royal Court Theatre: spanning two decks, it's a nod to the grandeur of the golden age of travel.

Image of the Queen Anne funnel being set in place on Cunard's new Queen Anne cruise ship.
Queen Anne funnel is set in place. Source: Cunard.

15 restaurants onboard are set to include the cruise line’s classic Britannia Restaurant and Golden Lion Pub, with a menu devised by two-Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux. Additional dining options include Mediterranean, Japanese, and Indian cuisines, alongside a high-end steakhouse.

The luxuries extend to traditional white-glove tea services in the afternoons, followed by ballroom events and cabaret shows in the evening. Onboard guests will find a wellness centre complete with a Himalayan salt sauna, and a pool area featuring a DJ booth and retractable roof.

Discover Queen Anne sailings here.

Feature image: Golden Lion Pub, courtesy of Cunard.

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