Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge onboard Queen Anne, which is entering the final phase of construction in Italy
Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, will offer a new wellness offering when it debuts in May 2024, Cunard has revealed.
The reimagined Mareel wellness and beauty concept includes cryotherapy treatments and a Himalayan salt sauna, while the wellness club will offer a tailormade programme for solo travellers, including hosting an embarkation night meet and greet.
“For more than 180 years, Cunard has constantly refined the definitive experience of luxury ocean travel and I am incredibly excited that we are now just six months away from beginning the next chapter of our remarkable story,” said Katie McAlister, president of Cunard. “It is both incredible and inspiring to see the progress that has been made by the craftsman, engineers, and workforce at Fincantieri's shipyard and as we start to see Queen Anne’s interiors take shape, we can all see what a truly magnificent Queen she will become.”
Queen Anne’s top deck will feature an open-air multipurpose wellness space, The Pavilion, that encompasses the Wellness Studio and Wellness Café, serving plant-powered foods and sustainably sourced meat, dairy and fish dishes for breakfast, lunch, and daytime diners. The Pavilion has a specially designed retractable glass dome roof, which was redesigned by architect Martin Francis, who also provided engineering support for the construction of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
“I know that guests around the world are looking forward to sailing with our new Queen and we are counting down the days until we can welcome them aboard,” said McAlister.
Queen Anne is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice, Italy. The ship’s inaugural voyage is scheduled for 3 May 2024, when Captain Inger Thorhauge, Cunard’s first female captain, will be at the helm.