Cunard boasts the busiest booking day in a decade for its newest liner Queen Anne

   June 28, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line announced that the first day of booking for its newest liner MS Queen Anne was the busiest day of booking in a decade.

Queen Anne's maiden voyage (7-night roundtrip) departs from Southampton (England UK) on January 4, 2024, and was sold out. Demand for Princess & Queens Suites proved very high in each of the ten published new voyages.

According to Matt Gleaves (Cunard's VP of commercial affairs for North America & Australia), since they had begun revealing the details of their 4th ship, the reaction from passengers and travel advisers to Queen Anne had been phenomenal. 

"The first day of sales shows the incredible strength of demand for our new boat and the Cunard brand is at a record level.”

The 3 busiest reservation periods for Cunard Line in the last decade have occurred since March 2021, with the launch of the UK shipping when the company restarted operations, the launch of the 2023 summer program, and now the launch of the first program aboard Queen Anne.

Queen Anne cruise ship

MS Queen Anne is Cunard's newest liner joining the fleet in 2024-Q1. The boat is currently under construction in Italy, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Marghera/Venice. She is scheduled for launch in 2023 and inauguration in 2024 January.

Queen Anne is also Cunard Line's 249th vessel, since the company's establishment in 1839. Although Queen Anne is not the fleet's biggest boat by GT tonnage/volume (113000 tons in comparison to the 148500-ton RMS Queen Mary 2) she is the fleet's largest by max passenger capacity (3353 guests + 1225 crew), surpassing also the sisterships Queen Victoria (2007) and Queen Elizabeth (2010).