Set to be the largest and most glamorous member of Cunard’s fleet, images show Queen Anne receiving her red and black funnel at Fincantieri shipyard.

Queen Anne will become the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard Flag, with the construction milestone marking a significant step towards her first sailings in May 2024.

Cunard ships have worn the red and black funnels for over 150 years, becoming symbolic of the company’s history in travel and seafaring. The design comes from Robert Napier, the shipyard owner that crafted some of Cunard’s first-ever vessels.

The 113,000-ton Queen Anne will carry 3000 guests, spanning 14 decks and the largest curated art collection at sea. You can expect all the signature Cunard experiences such as five-star dining options with White Star Service, an opulent spa and brand-new entertainment venues.

Her debut season will take guests out to destinations as the Mediterranean, Norwegian fjords and other leading European ports. Her first sailing is a 14-night roundtrip out of Southampton, starting from $3599 per person, departing May 24, 2024.

Angus Struthers, Senior Vice President 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.”

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