Cunard's newest liner Queen Anne receives the iconic red and black funnel

   April 20, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard's newest cruise ship, Queen Anne, has achieved a significant milestone in its construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The ship's iconic red and black funnel, which has been a symbol of Cunard's seafaring history, was successfully installed using a process known as the "funnel lift." This marks a major step forward for Queen Anne as she prepares for her maiden voyage in May 2024.

Queen Anne will be the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, joining the flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth to complete an impressive quartet. This will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four Queens at sea, demonstrating the company's enduring legacy in the luxury ocean travel industry.

Cunard's red and black funnel design has a long history, dating back to Robert Napier, who built some of Cunard's earliest ships. This color scheme has become synonymous with the company's craftsmanship and style and is instantly recognizable in ports around the world.

Cunard Queen Anne cruise ship

Queen Anne's design concepts are inspired by Cunard's heritage, with a focus on craftsmanship, style, storytelling, and innovation. The ship will offer luxurious amenities, including the largest curated art collection at sea, five-star dining options with White Star Service, luxurious spa facilities, and new entertainment venues. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore some of the world's most enticing destinations during Queen Anne's maiden season, from the Mediterranean to the Norwegian fjords.