Cunard’s upcoming addition, Queen Anne, set to debut in May, promises an exceptional maiden season with an array of captivating shore excursions for travelers. The 2,996-guest vessel will embark on voyages from Southampton, England, exploring the Canary Islands, Western Europe, Norway, and more.
Katie McAlister, Cunard’s president, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are all incredibly excited to welcome Queen Anne to the Cunard fleet in May, and it is only right that her maiden season is complemented with a truly captivating shore experience program.
Guests on the 2024 sailings can choose from a selection of 50 excursions across 60 ports. The offerings range from well-known tourist attractions to more off-the-beaten-path experiences. Examples include a fjord safari to a goat cheese farm in Norway, a behind-the-scenes tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, an orchestra concert at a secret location in Barcelona, a visit to a 150-year-old gold and silversmith studio in Bergen, and a wine tasting in the Enchanted Forest of Madeira.
McAlister highlighted the meticulous curation of these experiences, ensuring that guests encounter the essence of every port they explore. She stated, “From ancient ruins and culinary escapades to helicopter rides and private snorkeling sessions, we’re delighted to be able to offer such exciting new shore experiences to Queen Anne’s guests.”
Queen Anne, Cunard’s 249th ship, is currently under construction at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice and will join the esteemed fleet alongside Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth.