By Published On: 4 May 2023

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Cunard’s newest vessel has touched water for the first time. On a gloomy day in Venice, Italy the 3,000-guest Queen Anne majestically floated out of dry dock this week.

A bottle of Prosecco was smashed on the hull of Queen Anne to mark the construction milestone.

“We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone in the construction of Queen Anne. The float out ceremony marks the ship’s transition from her building dock to where she truly belongs – in the water.”

Sture Myrmell – Carnival UK President
Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge and Carnival UK President, Sture Myrmell.
Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge and Carnival UK President, Sture Myrmell.

The float out occurred exactly one year before Queen Anne is schedule to make her maiden voyage to Lisbon on 3 May 2024. Indeed, with the addition of Queen Anne there will be four vessels in the luxury Cunard fleet. However, Queen Anne will also be the 249th vessel to sail under the Cunard flag in the company’s 180-year history.

The Queens Suite is one of the newly decorate staterooms on Queen Anne
Spacious Queens Suites will be a haven of tranquility on Queen Anne (rendering).

The float out completes the construction phase of Queen Anne. Now the focus shifts to fitting out the luxury ship’s 14 passenger decks. Cunard tell us the interiors will embody the spirit of of the line while embracing innovation, craftsmanship and style. Indeed, Queen Anne will boast the largest art collection at sea and offer world-class dining, exceptional entertainment and luxurious accommodation.

Queen Anne will spend her inaugural season exploring the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, the British Isles and Northern Europe. 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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