Cunard's newest ship will be called Queen Anne and will be the 249th vessel in the line’s storied history and its first new ship in more than a decade. When Queen Anne arrives in early 2024, it will mark the first time since 1999 that Cunard has had four ships at sea. Reservations for the ship will open in May.
“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Queen Anne, the fourth ship to Cunard’s fleet,” said Carnival UK president Sture Myrmell. “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.”
According to the line, it explored multiple naming options but ways inspired by Queen Anne’s reign.
“It is so exciting that the fourth ship of the fleet will be named after Queen Anne,” said Kate Williams, a British historian, author, and TV presenter who helped the line with its research. “She has a fascinating tale to tell – one of queenship, unity of developing constitutional monarchy, a golden age of the arts. She was an inspiring woman, wildly popular with her people. She should be celebrated.”
Queen Anne will feature reimagined Cunard signature spaces, as well as introduce new dining, culture, and entertainment experiences. The ship’s design will bridge traditional and contemporary luxury with nods to the past and present. It will also introduce an updated Cunard livery.