Queen Anne topped off; funnel fitted

Major milestone in construction of Cunard's 249th ship

Cunard‘s Queen Anne had her funnel fitted recently at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy where she is being constructed. The distinctive red and black funnel was hoisted into place on the luxury line and takes the ship one step closer to her maiden voyage in May 2024.

It is an important shipbuilding moment that marks the installation of one of the ship’s most recognisable features.

Queen Anne will be the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, completing an impressive quartet alongside Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth – the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four Queens at sea.

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Cunard’s red and black funnels have adorned its ships for more than 150 years, becoming synonymous with the company’s rich seafaring heritage and reputation for luxury ocean travel. Their design is the brainchild of Robert Napier, the shipyard owner who built some of Cunard’s earliest ships. The striking colour scheme endures to this day, making Cunard ships instantly identifiable in ports across the world.

The design concepts for Cunard’s newest ship have been founded on heritage, craftsmanship, style, storytelling, and innovation, and the 113,000-ton, 3,000-guest Queen Anne, which spans 14 decks, will offer travellers the largest curated art collection at sea.

The ship will also offer a range of signature Cunard experiences for guests, including five-star dining options with White Star Service, luxurious spa facilities, and new entertainment venues.

Queen Anne’s inaugural British Isle voyage, Southampton roundtrip, 14 nights (H413), is priced from $3,599pp, departing 24 May 2024.

See cunard.com.

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