Meet The 249th Ship To Sail Under The Cunard Flag: Queen Anne

Meet The 249th Ship To Sail Under The Cunard Flag: Queen Anne

She’s arrived! Cunard’s latest luxury cruise ship, Queen Anne, has finally made her grand debut at sea.

It’s a pretty significant moment for the world-famous cruise line, as Queen Anne is the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag and the first new ship that Cunard has debuted in 14 years. Cunard has pulled out all the stops to celebrate this momentous grand unveiling, including hosting a magnificent naming ceremony in the cruise line’s spiritual home of Liverpool, part of a special British Isles Festival Voyage departing from Southampton on 24th May. 

Queen Anne’s distinct red funnel

Alongside avid Cunard fans, many famous faces, including boxing champion Frank Bruno, Olivier award-winning actress Celia Imrie, Broadway star Rachel Tucker, plus ceremony hosts Matt and Emma Willis will be in attendance at the special event and onboard the “lap of honour” cruise around the British Isles. 

Cunard says that Queen Anne marks a “new era for luxury ocean travel”, with a whole host of modern outdoor spaces, stellar entertainment, and delectable dining options for guests to enjoy onboard. 

In this blog, we detail Queen Anne’s plethora of new bars, accommodations, restaurants and entertainment options. Read on to discover the splendour of this glorious new Cunard ship…


A Britannia Balcony cabin

Renowned for their impeccable onboard accommodations, Cunard has spared no expense in equipping Queen Anne with only the finest staterooms and suites at sea. 

Like other Cunard ships, Queen Anne has a variety of cosy and comfortable Britannia Staterooms to choose from. Britannia Inside, Britannia Oceanview, Britannia Club Balcony and Britannia Balcony accommodations each have Sealy Cunarder king-size, or twin, beds, Penhaligion’s toiletries, plus UK power sockets. 

A Queen’s Grill Penthouse Suite

For something a little extra special, Cunard’s signature Princess Grill and Queens Grill suites are also available to book. 

Princess Grill Suites are situated in prime locations across Queen Anne, and offer a luxurious set of in-room amenities plus access to the Princess Grill restaurant – just for Princess Grill Suite guests. Queens Grill Suites are ultra-exclusive accommodations, complete with decadent amenities, butler service and access to the simply stunning Queens Grill restaurant.

You can find out more about Queen Anne’s onboard accommodations, here.

Bars & Lounges

The Golden Lion Pub

Several staple Cunard favourite bars and lounges will be available to enjoy onboard Queen Anne, from the glittering Chart Room to British pub-inspired Golden Lion. 

Alongside crisp vintages, perfectly poured cocktails, steaming cups of coffee and exceptional beers, Queen Anne will also be home to an exclusive new gin. The aptly named Queen Anne Edition gin, created by Cunard in association with master bartender Merlin Griffiths, blends heather, sea buckthorn, milk thistle, rose petals and blackcurrant leaf into one smooth London Dry gin. 

The Queen Anne gin joins three other Cunard gins, also named after the other ships in the cruise line’s fleet, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, and can be found served at all bars onboard the new ship. 

You can find out more about the Queen Anne gin, here. 

Outdoor Spaces 

The Pavilion

One of Queen Anne’s most impressive features is her abundance of outdoor spaces. She’s home to a variety of sun-soaked pool areas, including the multi-purpose Sky Bar and Observation Deck, relaxing al fresco bars, such as the uber-cool Cabana Bar, plus her own glasshouse-inspired Pavilion. 

The Pavilion is a glamorous pool space equipped with a retractable glass dome roof – ideal for day and nighttime entertainment. The space also has its own open-air theatre plenty of comfortable deck chairs, and even a Wellness Studio, a zen area of calm and tranquillity part of the Mareel Wellness & Beauty complex onboard. 

You can read more about Queen Anne’s outdoor spaces, here.


Princess Grill

Guests aboard Queen Anne can indulge their tastebuds in a tantalising selection of more than 15 different dining venues, including seven totally new options. 

Pub classics, reimagined by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux, will be served in the beloved Golden Lion pub, plus favourite Queens Grill, Princess Grill, Britannia Club and Britannia Restaurant will all be available to dine at for select guests. As for new venues, light bites will be dished up in the Artisans’ Foodhall, Mediterranean fine fare served in Tramonto, Japanese gastronomy artistry can be found in Aji Wa, and inspiring Indian cuisine will delight diners in Aranya. 

You can learn more about Queen Anne’s dining options, here. 


Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)

Last but certainly not least, entertainment on Queen Anne is slated to be some of Cunard’s most inspiring. The cruise line has partnered with titans of the entertainment industry, including the British Film Institute and theatre producer David Pugh, to produce a line-up of extravagant, but distinctly Cunard, entertainment options. 

For instance, guests onboard can see eye-catching performances like no other at the Bright Lights Society, a chic bar that hosts electrifying live music, and dance performances. No two nights at the Bright Lights Society are the same, and guests can sip on a range of exceptional beverages here too. 

Elsewhere onboard, the Pavillion will screen a carefully curated selection of top films, handpicked by the British Film Institute, see West End spectacular Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) during Queen Anne’s very first British Isles Voyage, or marvel at the marvellous adaptation of Noël Coward’s “Brief Encounter” in the plush Royal Court Theatre. 

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