Cunard unveils 1920s-style Queen Anne cutaway to mark 183rd birthday

   July 6, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line has unveiled an impressive new cutaway image of its upcoming ship, Queen Anne, as a tribute to the luxury cruise line's rich history. Released on Cunard's 183rd birthday, the intricate animation is designed in the style of the line's iconic advertising posters from the 1920s, offering a playful glimpse into the ship's interiors.

Renowned artist Dominik Bulka was commissioned to create this masterpiece, meticulously hand-sketching each element of the design before digitally merging the scenes into a single image. The cutaway showcases various signature venues and public spaces that define the Cunard experience, including the renowned Grand Lobby, the beloved Golden Lion pub, and new concepts for Queen Anne like the captivating show bar inspired by historic electric light installations called the Bright Lights Society.

Observant viewers will also spot peculiar and delightful depictions that reflect Cunard's folklore. For instance, on deck one, there are two bellhops feeding a hippo in a swimming pool, a mischievous reference to a famous transatlantic crossing. In 1963, a special guest named Jimmy, a three-year-old hippopotamus en route to Chester Zoo, required a cold shower every hour during the day. He traveled on deck with an awning to shield him from the sun.

Furthermore, famous figures have been seamlessly integrated into the cutaway, ranging from past guests such as David Bowie and Nelson Mandela to the esteemed Sir Samuel Cunard, the founder of the luxury cruise line.

Cunard Queen Anne ship cutaway

Cunard is globally recognized for providing exceptional comfort, style, and luxury during voyages around the world. With this latest artistic endeavor, the cruise line draws inspiration from its past to shape the future of its next chapter.

The image emphasizes the quirky and unexpected, with flying bellhops being just one surreal representation of the immersive experiences awaiting guests onboard a Cunard ship. The illustration also highlights the major venues onboard and where guests can locate them.

A limited number of cutaway posters will be created as exclusive collectibles before Queen Anne embarks on her maiden voyage on May 3rd, 2024.