Cunard has announced that its fourth ship in the fleet will be called Queen Anne.
Queen Anne will be Cunard’s 249th ship – joining current vessels Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.
The launch of Queen Anne in 2024 will mark the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships at sea.
The news follows Cunard reporting a “phenomenal response” for its 2023 summer itineraries.
Carnival UK president Sture Myrmell said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Queen Anne, the fourth ship to Cunard’s fleet.
“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. We look forward to sharing more details in the coming weeks and months.”
Sailing on Cunard’s Queen Anne
Cunard said that Queen Anne will feature “reimagined signature spaces”, as well as the introduction of new guest experiences across dining, culture and entertainment.
The ship will make use of “influential design styles of both past and present and introduces an updated Cunard livery”, the line added.
Queen Anne’s maiden season programme will go on sale in May. More information regarding itineraries will be announced shortly.
Cunard held the steel cutting ceremony for the ship back in 2019 in Italy.