Queen Anne departs for a historic maiden voyage

Cunard’s new ship, Queen Anne, will depart from her home port of Southampton for the first time today, Friday, May 3, 2024. Queen Anne is the fourth ship to join the Cunard fleet and the 249th to fly the Cunard flag.

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Valencia, California – This is the moment Cunard’s luxurious new ship Queen Anne set sail on her historic seven-day maiden voyage to Lisbon, amid a spectacular fireworks display.

Cunard’s new ship, Queen Anne, will depart from her home port of Southampton for the first time today, Friday, May 3, 2024. Queen Anne is the fourth ship to join the Cunard fleet and the 249th to fly the Cunard flag.

Queen Anne, the 249th ship to fly the Cunard flag, departed just after 9pm local time as thousands of spectators gathered on the coast to watch the departure from vantage points in the city and along the waterfront of Southampton.

Guests aboard the 3,000-guest, 113,000-ton vessel will enjoy a spectacular sailing celebration, with celebrations continuing throughout the voyage, including a special Maiden Gala evening and performances by tenor Russell Watson.

Cunard’s beautiful new ship departed on a seven-day voyage to Lisbon via La Coruna on May 3, and then to the Portuguese city of Lisbon on May 7. She then leaves for a 14-night trip to the Canary Islands.

Katie McAlister, president of Cunard, said: “Queen Anne’s maiden voyage marks the dawn of a new era in luxury ocean travel and her historic sail away from Southampton was a very special moment for everyone associated with Cunard. Here in the UK and around the world, Cunard is known for our beautiful iconic Queens. As Queen Anne joins our fleet, she not only marks a new icon, but also the completion of a perfect quartet alongside Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.”

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