‘They sell out so fast,’ he added, 'they are so popular.’
He went onto reiterate that the introduction of Queen Anne to the fleet offers a 40% growth potential across the U.S. and Canada.
Itineraries for Queen Anne will be revealed in May 2022 and available to book later that month. The vessel sets sail in early 2024.
Passengers staying in Britannia Club will be able to dine in the dedicated Britannia Club Restaurant positioned at the heart of the ship next to the Grand Lobby offering panoramic sea views.
‘With the design of Queen Anne, we have responded to increasing guest demand for our Britannia Club experience,’ added Sture Myrmell, president, Carnival UK. ‘Guests looking to make their experience onboard even more special will now have more opportunity than ever to book one of these coveted staterooms.’
Traditional meets contemporary
Sharing additional details on the vessel’s interiors was Lewis taylor, design director, David Collins Studio which together with Richmond International and Sybille De Margerie united under Creative Director Adam D to design spaces onboard the vessel.
Said the director, ‘Queen Anne marries tradition with contemporary luxury… that pushes its heritage forward to create something unique: a ship for the future.’
He went on to add, ‘It’s really aspirational, it's bright, each space on the ship has an identity and a sense of place… that makes navigation easier.
‘There’s so many special places onboard and unique artwork, it really sets a new standard.’
Each of the 162 staterooms come with a balcony.
Cunard’s origins interpreted in design
Each of the top six suites have been named after an iconic waterway important to Cunard throughout its history including Mersey, Solent, Boston, Hudson, Halifax and Clyde plus the bathrooms will feature a black and white photo series documenting the construction of Queen Anne, created by world-renowned photographer Michael Mann.
The design team spent time in Liverpool within the Cunard Archives, unearthing details from past Cunard ships preserved for decades to reinterpret Cunard Art Deco design for the future.
‘It was the inspiration for our design journey,’ said Taylor. ‘We had the unique opportunity to explore the fascinating trove of the Cunard Archives which is housed within the University of Liverpool and provides a wealth of photographs, onboard pieces, details on layout, materials, fabrics, patterns and textures, plus business documents and marketing collateral, including menus and other ephemera. This experience was at the core of the design inspiration for Queen Anne.’
It will now add its own designs to the archive.
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