Ship of dreams: Cunard announces newest royal inspired cruise ship

Feb 12, 2022
'Queen Anne' will be the fourth ship in Cunard's 'royal' themed fleet. Source: Getty

Luxury British cruise line ‘Cunard’ has announced the name of their newest ship, continuing their long-running theme of royally-inspired fleets.

The line already owns three other ‘royal’ vessels, those including Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, and now their newest member, Queen Anne, after the crowned Queen Anne of Britain.


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The addition of Queen Anne will mean Cunard will have four ships at sea for the first time since 1999 and will now officially tribute the names of all four reigning Queens over the last millennium.

Cunard teamed up with famous British historian, author, and television presenter, Kate William, to assist them in researching and naming the new historically-themed vessel. Williams was extremely excited to be a part of the process, describing Queen Anne as having a “fascinating tale to tell”.

“It is so exciting that the fourth ship of the fleet will be named after Queen Anne. She has a fascinating tale to tell – one of queenship, unity of developing constitutional monarchy, a golden age of the arts,” Williams said.

“She was an inspiring woman, wildly popular with her people. She should be celebrated. This new ship in the Cunard fleet is the perfect way to do it!”


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Combining a brilliant mix of both traditional and modern luxury decor, Queen Anne is set to be quite the vision of post-contemporary excellence. As described by, “the decor will include bold colour choices and showcase striking aesthetic, while in keeping with Cunard’s timeless sophistication.”

President of Carnival and P&O cruises, Sture Myrmell, described the ships conception as a “special moment” in Cunard’s history.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Queen Anne, the fourth ship to Cunard’s fleet,” she said.

“This marks a very special moment in Cunard’s 182-year history and showcases Cunard’s exciting global plans for the future, allowing even more guests around the world to set sail with Cunard.”

Queen Anne is set to debut in early 2024, with bookings to open in May next year.


Will you be boarding the Cunard's new 'ship of dreams'?

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