Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

42 MAIDEN SEASON Queen Anne Cunard’s Queen Anne is scheduled to debut in May 2024, with itineraries exploring Western Europe, the Western Mediterranean and the Norwegian Fjords When Cunard’s Queen Anne sets sail for its inaugural voyage on 3 May 2024, it will become the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, bringing the number of ships in the cruise line’s fleet to four for the first time since 1999. Constructed by Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri, Queen Anne is a 113,000gt, 3,000-guest ship with 14 decks. The central Grand Lobby spreads over three decks and houses a contemporary sculpted mural celebrating ocean travel. A total of six standards of accommodation are available to guests onboard, with 15 dining venues. Queen Anne’s interiors have been designed with five ideals in mind: craftmanship, storytelling, style, innovation and heritage. Interior design teams searched the Cunard archives at the University of Liverpool for historical layouts, materials and patterns from the last 180 years of the brand to ensure the ship’s aesthetic is reminiscent of Cunard’s gilded age. To pay homage to the brand’s long history, Queen Anne also has an original early-1700s coin from its namesake’s reign, alongside a specially commissioned coin, embedded in its keel by Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge during the keel laying ceremony. “Queen Anne marks a new era for Cunard with reimagined signature spaces and experiences, designed with distinction and underpinned by seafaring expertise and outstanding White Star Service, redefining the Cunard brand and aiming to set the benchmark for the industry,” says Tom Mahoney, director of UK sales at Cunard. “Queen Anne’s breathtaking interiors take inspiration from Cunard’s past, celebrating the beautiful art deco style finishes that the brand is known for, to define a striking new design direction for the future.” Queen Anne will spend its maiden season sailing from Southampton, UK, calling at over 60 ports in destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean, the British Isles and Northern Europe. The ship’s maiden voyage is a seven-night cruise from Southampton to Portugal’s Image: Cunard