Dining venues on board the new Queen Anne and the Captain’s final uniform fitting by a Savile Row Master Tailor have been revealed as Cunard’s first new ship in 14 years gets ready to set sail. 

Queen Anne, which creates a Cunard fleet of four, will welcome her first guests in Southampton on May 3, 2024, for an unforgettable maiden sailing.

The 113,000-ton vessel will have 14 decks and 15 dining venues, holding up to 3000 guests. In her maiden season, the new Queen Anne will be sailing in Europe with itineraries including the Canary Islands , British Isles, Norwegian Fjords, Western Mediterranean, and more.

Cunard says guests joining the sold-out inaugural voyage can expect a line-up of truly memorable entertainment, signature experiences and exciting new venues. 

Like her fellow Queens – Mary 2, Victoria and Elizabeth – Cunard’s newest ship leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to bars and restaurants. 

Guests are offered sweeping ocean vistas while taking in a light bite or imbibing in their favourite tipple. Venues include Artisan’s Foodhall, Carinthia Lounge, Commodore Club and the Chart Room.

Artisans’ Foodhall

Artisans' foodhall onboard Queen Anne.
Artisans’ Foodhall

Sweet grab-and-go treats plus more elaborate dishes created by chefs in front of guests feature at Artisans’ Foodhall. At passengers can indulge in breakfast pancakes and smoothies or an array of colourful salads and pasta for lunch. In the afternoon they can snack on platters of pastries and cakes. For dinner, there will always be something new to try, alongside much-loved classics. They range from spiced curries to roast beef with all the trimmings. For younger palates juicy burgers are also on the menu. Those with  dietary requirements are also catered for, as well as those seeking late-night snacks. 

Carinthia Lounge

Carinthia Lounge

Crowning the Grand Lobby, the Carinthia Lounge is a Cunard favourite. The elegant decor extends into a glazed conservatory, framing whatever seascape nature throws at you. Live music will also be a feature as guests enjoy pastries and barista-made coffee. Other more substantial dishes will be crafted from high-quality ingredients until the evening. There are also breakfast pastries and a lunch menu filled with charcuterie boards and small plates.

Commodore Club

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Commodore Club

The Commodore Club commands panoramic 270-degree vistas of the ocean from Deck 12. Guests can sip on a martini or enjoy a hot cup of tea while watching the horizon. Of an evening, the Commodore Club transforms into a hive of activity where passengers can raise a toast with friends.

Chart Room

The Chart Room

As the name suggests, The Chart Room offers a chart-themed drinks menu during the day, from crisp wines to premium beers and small-batch spirits. In the evening, signature cocktails take centre stage. 

Other Queen Anne features


Providing guests with some of the finest spaces at sea, including Cunard’s renowned Grills Suites, where sumptuous accommodation in a wide range of suites matched to two of the ship’s finest restaurants, the Queens Grill and the Princess Grill. These suites range from approximately 27.96sqm (301 sq ft) up to 133.78swm (1440 sq ft). A total of six standards of accommodation will be available: Britannia Inside; Britannia Oceanview; Britannia Balcony; Britannia Club Balcony; Princess Grill Suites, and Queens Grill Suites. The number of Britannia Club staterooms on Queen Anne has increased by more than 200% versus other ships in the fleet. They’re being designed by Paris-based Sybille de Margerie, whose impressive portfolio includes the Mandarian Paris and Atlantis, The Royal Residences in Dubai.

Grand Lobby

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Cunard Queen Anne Grand Lobby

The centrepiece of the ship will be the spectacular Grand Lobby spanning three decks. The design will provide a show-stopping entrance, full of energy and light. Marking the transition from past to present, the area will house a contemporary sculpted mural that
will change throughout the day by the lighting effect integrated within, celebrating ocean travel.

Queens Room & Royal Court Theatre

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Cunard Queen Anne Queens Room

Cunard’s signature venue, the Queens Room, has a new striking design for Queen Anne. This magnificent room will play host to a variety of activities from Afternoon Tea to Gala Evenings, classical recitals, and ballroom dancing. There’s also the 835-seat Royal Court Theatre, casino, library and art gallery on board.

Mareel Wellness & Beauty

Queen Anne’s spa offering – Mareel Wellness & Beauty – will feature the widest selection of fitness, beauty, thermal, and spa facilities so far seen on a Cunard vessel. There will also be an exclusive array of treatment rooms and a private spa suite, alongside a brand-new top-deck wellness studio.

The Pavilion

Pastime choices include The Pavilion, a clever space that will boast a specially designed glass dome roof that can retract in warmer climes. As well as a swimming pool, the space will hold both a central stage and a large LED screen for open-air theatre, cinema screenings, live music and more.

Cunard Teams Up with Savile Row Master Tailor 

Captain Inger Thorhauge receives a final fitting for her new uniform at Kathryn Sargent’s Atelier in Mayfair. Kathryn is the first and only female Savile Row Master Tailor.
Captain Inger Thorhauge receives a final fitting for her new uniform at Kathryn Sargent’s Atelier in Mayfair. Photo: Christopher Ison

Kathryn Sargent, the world’s first female Master Tailor, partnered with Cunard to design and create bespoke blues, whites and mess uniforms fit for Cunard Officers and Captains, including Queen Anne’s Inger Thorhauge.

“Having pored over the Cunard archives for inspiration, the new uniforms weave the very best of British design and style with the heritage and prestige of ocean travel,” said Sargent.

Captain Inger Thorhauge, who has been keeping a log of the progress of Queen Anne said she was looking forward to wearing the new uniform for the first time.

“It’s been a privilege to work with Kathryn and see how the style and elegance of her uniforms have come to life throughout the design and fitting process,” she said. 

“I can’t wait to wear the new uniform with pride when I and my team will be welcoming guests for the very first time on May 3.”

Captain Inger Thorhauge with Savile Row Master Tailor in Mayfair. Photo: Christopher Ison

Sargent said it had been a privilege to work with Cunard and Thorhauge.

“I have long held a fascination and interest in the symbolism and structure of uniforms and working with Cunard. It has been a privilege to get to know Captain Inger and to work with a brand whose principles closely align with a shared sense of tradition, precision, craft and putting the individual at the heart of what both do – and an appreciation for dressing appropriately with a sense of occasion, grace, and comfort.”

Thorhauge is Cunard’s first female captain. Having started her career in 1997 as Second Officer onboard Cunard’s Vistafjord, Thorhauge celebrated 25 years of service in 2022.