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Cunard reports bookings bump following Queen Anne inaugural

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Culture Liverpool estimates more than 50,000 people attended Queen Anne's naming ceremony, with thousands more lining the banks of the River Mersey to witness the ship's arrival
Cunard said it experienced record bookings following Queen Anne's introduction.

More customers were booked in May than any equivalent period on record, with Queen Anne Europe itineraries proving particularly popular.

The 3,000-passenger vessel embarked on its maiden voyage May 3 before returning to its Southampton homeport May 24 to begin a 'British Isles Festival' voyage, which included Liverpool where Queen Anne was officially named.

50,000 people at the naming

Culture Liverpool estimates more than 50,000 people attended the naming ceremony, with thousands more lining the banks of the River Mersey to witness Queen Anne's arrival. Cunard also generated more than 21m impressions across social media channels on the day of the event.

Cunard President Katie McAlister attributed the record bookings to the 'hard work and dedication of our entire team,' and said they'll be happy to welcome new guests to Queen Anne and the rest of the fleet.

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