Cunard further details of brand new cruise ship Queen Anne - what's onboard?
Cunard cruise line's newest cruise ship will be called Queen Anne and cruises will be available to book from May 2022. What's onboard?
Cunard unveiled the name of its new cruise ship Queen Anne back in February 2022.
The newest vessel will be Cunard cruise line’s 249th ship and her launch will mark the first time since 1999 Cunard has had four ships at sea.
Now Cunard has revealed details of what guests can expect from the onboard accommodation, as the line announced it has increased its volume of the much-loved Britannia Club staterooms by more than 200 percent versus other ships in the fleet.
New guest experiences will be introduced within dining, culture and entertainment, for "an unparalleled cruise experience underpinned by outstanding White Star Service."
So, what can guests expect onboard the new Cunard cruise ship?
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Queen Anne cabins
Britannia Club, which is an experience unique to Cunard, offers exclusive benefits above those in the Britannia category and is often considered a ‘taste’ of the Grills Suite experience on board.
Paris-based designer Sybille de Margerie, whose impressive portfolio includes the Mandarin Paris and Atlantis The Royal Residences in Dubai, was chosen to design several areas including the Britannia Club staterooms on Queen Anne.
Each of the 162 staterooms offers a balcony and attention to detail comes as standard, from the striking blue colour palette to the paper-cut frame artwork inspired by Cunard’s heritage, to the bespoke bedside lights to in-built USB ports.
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Queen Anne dining
Guests staying in Britannia Club will be able to dine in the dedicated Britannia Club Restaurant, which is positioned at the heart of the ship next to the atmospheric Grand Lobby, boasting breath-taking panoramic sea views.
Guests will have their own dedicated table, reserved exclusively for the duration of their voyage.
They can dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, at whichever time they choose, and will be attended to by Cunard’s renowned White Star Service trained crew.
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Sture Myrmell, President, Carnival UK said of the latest details released: “With the design of Queen Anne, we have responded to increasing guest demand for our Britannia Club experience.
"Guests looking to make their experience onboard even more special will now have more opportunity than ever to book one of these coveted staterooms.”
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Myrmell went on: “For those looking for something very special, and a true private residence at sea, we guide guests towards the ultimate Cunard experience - a stay in the exclusive Princess and Queens Grill Suites.
"This experience is like on no other cruise line, allowing leisurely days spent on deck on the dedicated Grills Terrace, a butler for Queens Grill Suite residents and the finest dining options at sea. Whichever stateroom or suite a guest chooses on Queen Anne, they will be steeped in luxury.”
The name ‘Queen Anne’ celebrates Cunard’s rich heritage, royal history and refined status, Cunard previously announced.
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She joins "a luxury contemporary fleet now honouring the names of each Queen Regnant over the last millennium," said the luxury ocean line.
The Cunard cruises team explored multiple naming options and inspired by Queen Anne’s reign, engaged with British historian, author and television presenter, Kate Williams, to assist in the detailed research.
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Williams said: "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.
"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."
Queen Anne will bridge tradition and contemporary luxury, "celebrating the influential design styles of both past and present."
The new Cunard cruises ship will also boast an updated Cunard livery.
World-renowned designers joined forces to create Queen Anne's "extraordinary and thoughtful standard-setting design," with the aim of inspiring a new way to travel at sea.
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As for the décor, it will reveal "bold colour tones and showcase a striking aesthetic," but purists needn't worry - the ship will be "in keeping with the renowned timeless Cunard sophistication."
Queen Anne’s maiden season programme will go on sale in May, with the ship’s first sailings in early 2024. More in-depth details are to be shared shortly.
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