Last week, Cunard Line welcomed guests to a special evening at Carlton House Terrace (London UK) showcasing all that the company's newest liner - MS Queen Anne, has to offer to cruise industry networks, top-tier media, and influencers.
Following the anticipated name reveal of Queen Anne earlier in 2022, Cunard demonstrated how the ship would set the benchmark for luxury ocean travel to passengers in the intimate gathering in London. Those in attendance enjoyed an insight into reimagined signature spaces of the liner, whilst discovering new venues that will bring vacationers greater choice.
Cunard Line unveiled a collection of never before seen artworks by young contemporary artists, just some of the ~4300 pieces of art that will be onboard Queen Anne. Highlights included Artists John Biggs, Pei Chi Lee, and Tommy Camerno at the event showcasing their masterpieces for Queen Anne, such as the reveal of Camerno's Queen Anne portrait which is to be displayed in the Queen's room.
Guests were introduced to Bright Lights Society - an intimate venue, designed by Richmond International, offering hosted experiences and a carousel of entertainment, where no 2 nights are the same. The name, Bright Lights Society honors the line's heritage as the first ocean liner to use electric lights.
Passengers experienced Cunard Line's White Star Service sipping on the Perfect Serve - 3 distinctive gin cocktails made with the company's Three Queens Gin, individually crafted by Pickering's in order to celebrate the routes most associated with each of the Cunard Queens. Cunard crafted beer and Cunard private label wines were also on tap to immerse guests into life onboard Queen Anne.
Designers from Richmond International, Sybille de Margerie, and David Collins Studio, who worked with Creative Director Adam D. Tihany were in attendance to reveal the design inspiration behind the Queen Anne ship. Having been immersed in the archives of Cunard, the talents, whose portfolios feature luxury hotels, restaurants, bars, private grand residences, and high-end yachts, ensured that Queen Anne exuded classic Cunard style while showcasing a lot of new considered touches. The ship's breathtaking interiors took inspiration from Cunard's past, celebrating the art deco style finishes that the brand is popular for.
Queen Anne is scheduled to set sail in 2024. The maiden season goes on sale for Cunard World Club members on December 6th, and on general sale from December 7th.