Cunard Crowns Queen Anne With Iconic Red and Black Funnel in Latest Construction Milestone

Cunard Crowns Queen Anne With Iconic Red and Black Funnel in Latest Construction Milestone

Queen Anne received her crowning glory at Fincantieri shipyard, as Cunard’s iconic red and black funnel was secured onto the luxury cruise line’s newest addition to their fleet.

This significant milestone in the construction of the ship (known as the ‘funnel lift’) took place on Friday, meaning that Queen Anne is one step closer to her maiden voyage in May 2024.

As the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, Queen Anne will complete an impressive quartet, alongside fellow ships: Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. This will be first time since 1999 that the cruise line will have four Queens at sea.

These distinctive red and black funnels are one of the ship’s most recognisable features, having adorned Cunard’s fleet for more than 150 years. Brainchild of the shipyard owner, Robert Napier, this prominent design has become synonymous with the cruise line’s rich seafaring heritage and reputation for luxury ocean travel- making Cunard’s ships instantly identifiable across the world.

The design concepts for the 113,000-ton, 3,000-guest Queen Anne have been based upon heritage, craftmanship, style, storytelling, and innovation. As a result, this dazzling new ship will offer travellers several breath-taking moments, including the largest curated art collection at sea.

Furthermore, guests onboard the ship will also be treated to a range of signature Cunard experiences, including five-star dining options with White Star Service, luxurious spa facilities, and brand-new entertainment venues.

And, the best part? During her maiden season, Queen Anne will take guests to some of the world’s most enticing locations: from the cultural gems of the Mediterranean to the mystical landscapes of the Norwegian fjords.

“We are thrilled to mark this important milestone in the construction of Queen Anne. The installation of the funnel is a significant step in the building process and brings the ship one step closer to joining our fleet. For Cunard, the distinctive red and black funnel is an iconic symbol of our heritage and will be one of Queen Anne’s most recognisable features.”

Angus Struthers, Senior Vice President Cunard

Queen Anne’s maiden 7-night voyage will depart from Southampton on 3rd May 2024, with port calls in the enchanting cities of Lisbon and La Coruña.

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