Cunard Line has unveiled the design details of its new ship, Queen Anne.
The vessel will be able to accommodate 550 passengers and is designed for private-on-board service with a range of amenities that cater to guests’ personal preferences.
Queen Anne will cruise up to 150 days per voyage on North Atlantic crossings from Southampton in England or New York City before going on sale later this year.
Cunard has released fresh information on its forthcoming ship Queen Anne, which will be a “striking new chapter in Cunard’s tale inspired by the brand’s amazing legacy,” according to the company.
The vessel’s venues, suites, and décor will be designed by David Collins Studio, Richmond International, and Sybille de Margerie in collaboration with Creative Director Adam D. Tihany. Luxury hotels, spas, restaurants, and bars, as well as high-end yachts and private houses, are all part of their portfolios.
The five pillars that make up Queen Anne’s design DNA are heritage, craftsmanship, narrative, style, and innovation. The design teams used historical papers and data on layout, materials, textiles, patterns, and textures from the Cunard Archives at the University of Liverpool. No detail was overlooked, from classic poster advertising and booklet covers to space planning for Cunard’s early deco-inspired ships.
(Cunard provided the rendering.)
“I was overwhelmed by the magnitude, and number of locations at first,” Simon Rawlings, Creative Director at David Collins Studio, says of the design brief. “But as we began to unravel the journey, construct the experiences, and refine the vision, it all became evident.” “Within the confines of a ship, we wanted to create something nostalgic but modern, casual yet beautiful, fresh and intriguing.”
“We have incorporated layers of architectural features and design codes that link back to Cunard’s past and that lend a touch of whimsy and British eccentricity to the experiences,” said Lewis Taylor, Design Director at David Collins Studio.
Grand Suites at Queens
The design DNA was first brought to life through the iconic Cunard Grand Suites at Queens.
Passengers at the Queens Grill Grand Suites have their own private house on board. They have a separate dining area and butler’s pantry, walk-in closets, marble-finished bathrooms with sea views, a big bedroom, and the ship’s largest balconies, all designed by David Collins Studio.
The Princess Grill Suites, designed by Sybille de Margerie, are warm and welcoming, with an unique dressing table and bar area, sculpted ceiling panels, and big saloon carpets by textile designer Corinne Hughes, inspired by the flowing lines of Cunard’s earlier ships.
Britannia balcony staterooms include airy, bright bathrooms with glass walk-in showers and pleasant lounge spaces with views of the sea.
Lobby with a View
The Lobby with a View marks the transition from past to present, housing a contemporary metal sculpture that changes throughout the day by the lighting effect integrated within, with an art deco leaning in homage to the “Golden Age” of travel.
The Lobby with a View on Queen Anne (Cunard provided the rendering.)
The Royal Court Theatre is a theatre in London, England.
The 825-seat The Royal Court Theatre is a theatre in London, England. has been reimagined by Richmond International, with seating adorned in rich velvet. Each seat provides a perfect view of the stage, where guests will be able to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment throughout the day and night.
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Each of the 15 restaurants on Queen Anne will be unique, enabling customers to sample a broad range of international cuisines. From the majestic Britannia Restaurant to the newly-designed Golden Lion bar, this is reflected in the décor.
This ship will also debut an unique wellness and beauty concept never seen before on a Cunard ship, with an open and airy design that includes a comprehensive range of exercise, beauty, thermal, and spa room services.
The color palette, which has been picked for each location, is another key component of the ship’s overall vibe. The trademark areas and Queens Grill Suites have been given a facelift with bright new hues. The Britannia cabins are decorated in deep blues and golden yellow, while the Princess Grill Suites are decorated in scarlet, amber, and gold to give them a luxurious lounge ambiance.
The Princess and Queens Grill restaurants have vivid colors with gold accents, enhancing the ship’s luxury yet polished look.
Exterior has been updated.
Another first for Cunard, the Exterior has been updated. of Queen Anne will sport the famous red funnel, but also debut an updated livery with a design of the iconic crest and introduction of an elegant new font for the name ‘Queen Anne’ inspired by the grand ocean liners of the past.
The Queen Anne will set sail in early 2024. Bookings for her first season will begin in May 2022.
Watch this video regarding Queen Anne’s design:
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