Following the eagerly anticipated name reveal of Cunard’s newest ship, today we’re pleased to announce that Queen Anne’s Captain will be Inger Thorhauge.

Captain Thorhauge, Cunard’s first female Captain who is celebrating 25 years’ service this year, will lead the team onboard Queen Anne and sail the ship from Italy to Southampton, ahead of her inaugural sailing in early 2024.

Captain Thorhauge, who became Captain of Queen Victoria in 2010, started her career in 1997 as a Second Officer on board Cunard’s Vistafjord. Originally from the Faroe Islands, her career with the company has seen her travel the world many times over as Captain of Queen Victoria and more recently Queen Elizabeth.   


I am very proud to be Cunard’s first female captain, but to be named as the first female captain of Queen Anne is the greatest honour. It means the absolute world to me to be a part of the next chapter of Cunard. I can’t wait to see the reaction Queen Anne will receive from our guests when they first step on board, then to set sail and showcase our beautiful new ship to the world, visiting wonderful and exciting ports! When I discuss Queen Anne with Cunard crew, it’s so clear how excited and proud they are to welcome a new ship to the fleet. The crew are fundamental in delivering that quintessential Cunard experience, and I know they will continue to deliver the exceptionally high standards of our White Star Service on Queen Anne that our guests expect from us.”

Captain Inger Thorhauge

Supporting Captain Thorhauge will be Deputy Captain, David Hudson who will be promoted to the role of second Captain.

Hudson started his career with Cunard in 2006 as Senior Watch Keeping Officer before moving on to his current role as Deputy Captain in 2013. 

It’s a huge honour to be asked to be part of the team that brings in the 249th chapter in a long line of illustrious Cunard ships. I’m hugely proud to partner Captain Thorhauge and bring Queen Anne into service.

Second Captain David Hudson

Later today Cunard will be unveiling a little more about Queen Anne and introducing you to some of the team behind her journey so far, including Captain Thorhauge. Join them at 1pm, here.

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