Queen Anne is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice with her inaugural sailing from Southampton to Lisbon scheduled for May 3rd, 2024.
The new Cunard vessel will introduce a selection of fitness, beauty, thermal and spa facilities with areimagined Mareel Wellness & Beauty concept offering cryotherapy treatments, a Himalayan salt sauna and cold room, as well as a range of crafted experiences designed for the body and soul.
“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,” said Katie McAlister, President of Cunard.
“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, we can all see what a truly magnificent Queen she will become,” she added.
“I know that guests around the world are looking forward to sailing with our new Queen and we are counting down the days until we can welcome them aboard.”
Queen Anne’s wellness spaces include The Pavilion, located on the top deck with a glass dome roof that retracts in warmer areas.
The multi-purpose space will encompass the top deck Wellness Studio, which will be open from sunrise to sunset, as well as the Wellness Café, where guests can enjoy seasonal dishes.
The Queen Anne’s Wellness Club will also boast a tailormade program for solo travelers, where, on embarkation night, they can relax and unwind together at a meet-and-greet.
The inclusion of activities tailored for solo travellers reflects a growing trend in solo travel across the wider travel sector and cruise industry.
Interestingly, however, while cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line are adding more solo cabins across the fleet, Cunard Line has not included any solo staterooms in the design for Queen Anne.
Its current three ship fleet, made up of Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, does feature some solo cabins, but they’re typically booked out months and even years in advance.