Cunard Cruises is excited to announce that it will officially name its newest ship, Queen Anne. This grand ceremony will occur in Liverpool on Monday, 3 June 2024, during her British Isles Festival Voyage.
Queen Anne in Liverpool
Guests onboard will be able to participate in this unique event in Cunard history. It will include a host of celebrations at Liverpool’s world-famous Pier Head, which has the original iconic Cunard Building at its heart.
An impressive line-up of eminent entertainers will provide unforgettable live performances surrounding the official naming as Queen Anne makes her maiden call into Cunard’s spiritual home.
Maiden Calls for Queen Anne
The 14-night “British Isles Festival” voyage will disembark in Southampton on Friday, May 24. Maiden calls include Greenock, Belfast, Cork, and Liverpool. There will also be a programme of exciting onboard experiences showcasing the best of Britain and Ireland’s shores. The momentous occasion will be hosted by the much-loved UK TV personalities Matt and Emma Willis.
Cunard’s president, Katie McAlister commented, “Cunard has an incredible bond with the city of Liverpool. It is where our founder Sir Samuel Cunard began his Transatlantic line in 1840, so what better place to officially name our new ship than somewhere that holds so many special memories.
“Queen Anne is the next in a fine line for our brand and she will be bursting with breath-taking moments around every corner, evolving our core values of luxury, sophistication, and glamour.
“Liverpool is known the world over as Cunard’s spiritual home and we are all so excited for the city to see Queen Anne up close on her maiden call.”
Liam Robinson, the leader of Liverpool City Council mentioned, “It’s a huge honour for Liverpool to be chosen as the location for the official naming of Queen Anne.
“The city and Cunard share a rich history, we are the original home of the world-famous cruise line and we staged the incredible spectacle of the Three Queens on the Mersey in 2015, which lives long in many people’s memories.
“This is yet another prestigious, international event taking place in our city, casting Liverpool into the limelight once again and showcasing our enviable maritime offer.
“The naming ceremony is set to be a majestic sight and I’m sure it will attract huge crowds to the waterfront who want to be part of this unique moment in ours and Cunard’s history.”