By Published On: 9 Oct 2023

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With just six months until Cunard‘s new Queen Anne sets sail, the cruise line have tantalised with glimpses of the planned new interiors and behind-the-scenes views of the ship taking shape.

“I am incredibly excited that we are now just six months away from beginning the next chapter of our remarkable story. It is both incredible and inspiring to see the progress that has been made by the craftsman, engineers, and workforce.”

Katie McAlister – President, Cunard Line

Queen Anne fitout

The 3,000-guest Queen Anne is in the final stages of construction at the Fincantieri shipyard near Venice, Italy.

The Grand Lobby takes shape (left), while the rendering shows its final form (right).
The Grand Lobby takes shape (left), while the rendering shows its final form (right).

On a recent visit to the region I was fortunate to see the vessel taking shape, now bearing the iconic Cunard funnel and livery.

So, with work on the exterior almost complete attention has turned to fitting out the sumptuous interior. Indeed, the ship has been moved from the construction dock to a fitting out basin.

Queen Anne moored alongside in the fitout basin at the Fincantieri shipyard near Venice, Italy.
Queen Anne moored in the fitout basin.

Fitting out Queen Anne will include revitalised accommodation across the Britannia, Princess and Queens Grill categories.

The Queens Suite is one of the newly decorate staterooms on Queen Anne
Spacious Queens Suites on Queen Anne (rendering).

Not to mention new dining experiences including menus from Michelin-star chef Michel Roux, as well as reimagined public areas.

New spaces to relax

Details of Queen Anne’s outstanding wellness spaces have now been revealed. There will be a new Wellness Studio on the top deck. It will feature an arched steel frame designed to maximise height and light in the space.

The new Wellness Studio on Queen Anne (rendering).
The new Wellness Studio on Queen Anne (rendering).

A new Wellness Cafe will be open during the day serving health-conscious delights. The iconic Pavilion pool with its retractable roof will be the perfect place to relax, while on the Grills Terrace there will be infinity-edge whirlpool tubs.

Inside, the new Mareel Wellness & Beauty spa will be an oasis of tranquility with uniquely crafted massage treatments, facials and cryotherapy. Not to mention a Himalayan salt sauna and cold room.

Queen Anne is schedule to make her maiden voyage from Southampton to Lisbon on 3 May 2024. For more information visit the Cunard website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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