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Cunard Line’s 184-year history’s first new cruise ship in 14 years, “Queen Anne,” sets off on her debut cruise as she is seen off by Southampton residents and fireworks.

Cunard Line
Cunard Line’s 184-year history’s first new cruise ship in 14 years, “Queen Anne,” sets off on her debut cruise as she is seen off by Southampton residents and fireworks.
On May 3, 2024, Cunard’s new ship Queen Anne set sail for her debut cruise, seven nights and eight days, amidst a spectacular fireworks display. The Queen Anne, the 249th cruise ship to fly the Cunard flag, left port just after 9 p.m. Thousands of onlookers gathered at vantage points throughout Southampton and along the bay to watch the ship set sail.
[Image 1:×2001.jpg] Details of Queen Anne’s debut cruise (H411N) are below.
1) May 3rd Departed from Southampton
2) May 4th All day sailing day (all day at sea)
3) May 5th La Coruña (Spain)
4) May 6th All day sailing day (all day at sea)
5) May 7th Lisbon (Portugal)
6) May 8th All day sailing day (all day at sea)
7) May 9th All day sailing day (all day at sea)
8) May 10th Return to Southampton
Up to 25% off selected Cunard cruises, including cruises on Queen Anne [Special promotion commemorating the opening of the new website] To commemorate the opening of our new website, we are currently running a “Website Opening Offer.” You can book the most recommended courses from Cunard’s unique cruises at a special price of up to 25% off. Whether you have already taken part in a Cunard voyage, those who have never experienced a cruise, or those who have never experienced a cruise, we invite you to enter the bright world of Cunard’s voyages. A wonderful time on board awaits you.
Until June 17, 2024 (Monday) 15:59
*As soon as stock runs out, regular price will be applied.
・How to apply: Reservation from *Limited to new reservations from
*Please see the website for notes on application and application conditions. About the name
The name Queen Anne was chosen to celebrate Cunard’s rich heritage, its ties to the Royal Family, and its evolution over the years. As a result, there are now four ships named after the queens who reigned in each era over the past 1,000 years.
ship specs
[Image 2:×2001.jpg] ◦ Total length 323m
◦ Gross tonnage 113,000 tons
◦ Total height 64m (height from sea)
◦ Overall width 35.6m
◦ Passenger capacity 2,996 people
◦ Number of crew: 1,225 people
◦ Draft 8.12m
◦ Maximum speed 22 knots
About the first captain
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Inger Klein Tohauga, the first female captain in Cunard’s history, will be the captain of the first season, which includes Queen Anne’s maiden voyage.
Torhauga began his career as second officer on Cunard’s Vistafjord in 1997 and was appointed captain of Queen Victoria in 2010. A native of the Faroe Islands (Denmark), he has served as captain of the Queen Victoria and, more recently, the Queen Elizabeth. The year 2024, when Queen Anne makes its debut, will be a milestone year for Tohauga, marking 25 years since joining Cunard.
About the shipyard
[Image 4:×666.jpg] Built at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard.
Until now, Fincantieri Group has
Queen Victoria (launched in 2007) and Queen Elizabeth
(launched in 2010).

About the design
Queen Anne’s design incorporates elements inspired by Cunard’s past history, but was created with a new vision, bringing together talent from different disciplines to write a new chapter.
Queen Anne will be renovating Cunard’s iconic interior. We will introduce new experiences in dining, culture, entertainment and more, and together with our signature White Star Service, we will offer an unparalleled cruise experience. Bridging traditional and contemporary luxury, Queen Anne offers a new look for Cunard, incorporating influential design styles from the past and present. By collaborating with world-renowned designers, we have created a design with a special feel and attention to detail that offers a new style of voyage. The interior features Cunard’s timeless sophistication, with bold colors expressing a striking beauty.
The Queen Anne design team accessed a wealth of historical
documentation and details regarding blueprints, materials, fabrics, patterns and textures from the Cunard archives held at the University of Liverpool (UK). We consulted everything from past posters and advertisements to catalog covers and drawings of Cunard’s early decorated ships to create a concept worthy of the ultimate hospitality experience at sea.
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Upper left: Grand Lobby Upper right: Britannia Restaurant
Lower left: Golden Lion Lower right: The Pavilion
About Cunard
Cunard is a British luxury cruise line known for providing
unforgettable experiences. Since its founding in 1840, the company boasts a 184-year history as a leading company in the operation of passenger ships. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, carefully selected entertainment and exceptional White Star service. From partnerships with two-star Michelin chefs to guest speakers and world-famous theater productions, we provide attentive service to ensure guests have an unforgettable experience. A pioneer in transatlantic and round-the-world cruises, Cunard also flies to Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, Asia, Australia and beyond.
Cunard currently operates four ships: Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, and the new ship Queen Anne, which entered service in May 2024. This investment is part of Cunard’s forward-looking global strategy and marks the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in service simultaneously. Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton, UK and has been part of Carnival Corporation since 1998.
Corporation & plc. (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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