Cunard will host up to 500 of its most engaged travel agent partners on board upcoming vessel Queen Anne within the first month of the ship’s launch next May.
Around 200 agents will have the opportunity to board the vessel at the 2024 CLIA UK and Ireland Conference between 23-25 May 2024. The line will also host agents on two overnight experiences from Southampton as part of its operational sales drive.
More details on how agents can be involved with these events will be available on the Shine Rewards Club platform in the coming months.
As Cunard nears the six-month countdown to the launch of Queen Anne, the line has also given an exclusive preview of the vessel to a number of UK agents while it undergoes construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice.
The tour was hosted by captain Inger Thorhauge, the line’s first female captain, who will be at the helm for Queen Anne’s maiden voyage from Southampton to Lisbon on 3 May 2024.
The event follows Queen Anne’s float out ceremony in May and the ship has since been moved from a construction dock to a fitting out basin nearby.
Cunard details Queen Anne’s ‘elevated’ wellness offering
The 113,000-ton, 3,000-guest ship will boast a selection of fitness, beauty, thermal and spa facilities with a reimagined Mareel Wellness and Beauty proposition.
Queen Anne’s Wellness Club will also boast a tailor-made programme for solo travellers, where, on embarkation night, like-minded guests will take part in a meet-and-greet.
One of Queen Anne’s main wellness spaces is The Pavilion, an open-air area on the top deck, which features a glass dome roof which retracts in warmer climes.
Cunard president Katie McAlister said: “For more than 180 years, Cunard has constantly refined the definitive experience of luxury ocean travel and I am incredibly excited that we are now just six months away from beginning the next chapter of our remarkable story.
“It is both incredible and inspiring to see the progress that has been made by the craftsman, engineers, and workforce here at Fincantieri shipyard and as we start to see Queen Anne’s interiors take shape.”