Cunard Line's new cruise ship to be named Queen Anne

   February 8, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Cunard Line announced the name of the new cruise ship joining the world-renowned fleet - MS Queen Anne.

She will be Cunard's 249th liner and is expected to make up a remarkable quartet of Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Mary 2. This will mark the first time since 1999 that the line will have 4 ships at sea.

The name "Queen Anne" celebrates the rich heritage, royal history, and refined status of Cunard, joining a luxury contemporary fleet honoring the names of each Queen Regnant over the last millennium.

Cunard's team explored multiple naming options. Inspired by Queen Anne's reign, the company engaged with British historian, author, and TV presenter, Kate Williams, in order to assist in the research. 

The Fincantieri-built Queen Anne will boast reimagined Cunard signature spaces and the introduction of new passenger experiences within entertainment, dining, and culture for an unparalleled experience underpinned by White Star Service.

Bridging contemporary luxury, the 3000-passenger liner Queen Anne is celebrating the influential design styles of both present and past and introducing an updated Cunard livery. The decor will reveal bold color tones and showcase a striking aesthetic while keeping in with the timeless Cunard sophistication.

Queen Elizabeth cruise ship

Sture Myrmell (Carnival UK's President) said he was absolutely delighted to welcome Queen Anne, the 4th ship to Cunard's fleet.

"This marks a very special moment in Cunard's 182-year history and showcases Cunard's exciting global plans for the future, allowing even more guests around the world to set sail with Cunard. With design inspired by the past and set for the future, Queen Anne is the perfect way for our guests to rediscover the joy of exploration and travel again. We look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks and months."

Queen Anne's maiden season program goes on sale in May 2022, with the ship's first voyages in early 2024.