Queen Anne has received Cunard’s iconic red and black funnel, marking the latest significant milestone in her construction. The distinctive funnel has been a feature of Cunard ships for more than 150 years, during which time it has become synonymous with the cruise line’s rich seafaring heritage and reputation for luxury ocean travel.
Construction of the brand-new ship is currently underway at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Italy, ahead of Queen Anne’s maiden voyage in May 2024.
Angus Struthers, Senior Vice-President of Cunard, said: “We are thrilled to mark this important milestone in the construction of Queen Anne. The installation of the funnel is a significant step in the building process and brings the ship one step closer to joining our fleet.
“For Cunard, the distinctive red and black funnel is an iconic symbol of our heritage and will be one of Queen Anne’s most recognisable features.”
The design concepts for Cunard’s newest ship have been founded on heritage, craftmanship, style, storytelling, and innovation. The 113,000-ton, 3,000-guest Queen Anne will span 14 decks and be home to the largest curated art collection at sea.
The ship will also offer a range of signature Cunard experiences for guests, including five-star dining options with White Star Service, luxurious spa facilities, and new entertainment venues.
Queen Anne will become the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, where she will enter service alongside Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth. This will mark the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four Queens at sea.