Cunard Line delays delivery of Queen Anne ship

   November 10, 2022 ,   Accidents

Cunard Line has been forced to delay the delivery of its new ship Queen Anne because of supply chain issues.

The sold-out maiden voyage, a 7-night sailing from Southampton (England UK) to Lisbon (Portugal), on January 4, 2024, was pushed back until May 2024.

Passengers were automatically transferred to a new 7-night maiden voyage by the 3,000-guest ship from Southampton UK on May 3, 2024, calling La Coruna (Spain) and Lisbon (Portugal).

A Cunard's spokesperson said:

“Due in part to unforeseen events that have occurred in recent years, the shipbuilding industry, like other industries, has faced numerous challenges including energy shortages and global supply chain constraints.

“As a result, our new ship Queen Anne will be arriving slightly later than expected.”

The boat's revised maiden season will include cruises from Southampton UK to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Scandinavia, and Norwegian fjords.

The voyages go on sale on December 6, 2022, for Cunard World Club loyalty scheme members; on general sale the following day.

Queen Anne cruise ship

Cunard's sister brand P&O UK also pushed back the maiden voyage of its new ship Arvia from December 9 to 23 because of external issues.