Queen Anne has arrived in Southampton! This is an incredible moment in Cunard’s history – congratulations to our colleagues, ship and shore! 

Queen Anne, the 249th ship to sail under the Cunard flag, arrived in the city at approximately 8pm this evening (Tuesday 30 April).

Pictures by Christopher Ison for Cunard.

And as she navigated Southampton Water for the very first time, she was accompanied by a number of small crafts from the local boating community as a celebration of her historic arrival.

Thousands of spectators (including many of our Carnival UK colleagues!) could be seen taking up vantage points along Southampton Water to catch a glimpse of the 113,000-ton, 3,000-guest Queen. 

An official blessing and plaque exchange ceremony will take place whilst Queen Anne is alongside at Mayflower Terminal on Friday 3 May, before she sets sail on her maiden voyage – a seven-night sailing to Lisbon via La Coruna. She will then depart for a 14-night voyage to the Canary Islands.

We’ve loved seeing your photos and videos of Queen Anne’s arrival! Keep sharing them on Instagram @CarnivalUKComms with #CUN4RD.


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