Cunard accepts the Queen Anne: Travel Weekly

The Queen Anne, which was first commissioned in 2017 and construction was postponed by the pandemic, was delivered to Cunard Line by Fincantieri on Friday.

Following a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice, the ship carrying 3,000 guests is now en route to Southampton, England, from where it will make a seven-day maiden voyage to Lisbon on May 3.

The ship is the first new ship for Cunard in 14 years, following the debut of the Queen Elizabeth in 2010. When the ship starts sailing, it will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard has had four ships in service.

The Queen Anne’s design combines modern cruising trends with the storied history of ocean shipping. The interior of the ship will allow more light and there will be more outdoor areas and more restaurants. The Commodore’s Club will be the largest in the fleet.

The ship’s naming ceremony will take place in Liverpool on June 3.