A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
A Fresh Look at Cunard’s Queen Anne
Launching in early 2024, Queen Anne will be an iconic addition to an already iconic line. Cunard’s 249th ship, she will make up a remarkable quartet with Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth, all of them taking the fleet into the future while continuing time-honoured traditions of world-class comfort, all-pervading calm and fabulous cuisine.
Queen Anne will depart for her maiden cruise from Southampton on 4 January 2024, sailing a seven-night voyage to Lisbon, with an overnight in port giving you the chance to relish the nightlife of the Barrio Alto after discovering sights including the UNESCO-listed Tower of Belém and perhaps the nearby town of Sintra.
During her maiden season, Queen Anne will visit more than 30 unique ports, including Mediterranean cities, Caribbean islands and the picturesque fjords of Norway. Those who join these sailings will be part of the celebrations as she’s greeted in ports for the very first time, witnessing the ship’s captain and local harbour master make the traditional plaque exchange.
We’ve had a look on the outdoor spaces that Queen Mary will offer - pools, bars, alfresco eateries and wide-open deck spaces that will invite you to connect with the great outdoors like never before, including aft deck corners that extend out, offering unique views of the ship and waters.
This clever two-deck space with its bespoke glass dome roof that retracts in warmer climes, inspired by lovely glasshouses, is a place to get lost in a book, take a a dip in the pool by day and meet new friends for an evening drink. Its central stage and LED screen mean it can host open-air theatre, screenings, live music and more.
The Pavilion Wellness Studio
The Pavilion is also home to this top-deck space with its Mareel wellness and beauty offerings delivered amidst ambient lighting and soft hues, harnessing the inspiring views of the surrounding ocean. Think sunrise and sunset sessions, yoga and meditation, fitness classes and more.
Panorama Pool Club
Set at the aft of the ship for killer views, this luxurious area has DJs and live bands and loungers arrayed around a monochrome-striped pool, with a canopied area ensuring shade. There’s full waiter service for alfresco nibbles and freshly shaken cocktails.
Exclusive to guests of Princess and Queens Grill suites, this tranquil space features two infinity hot tubs with views out to the horizon, plus waiter service for drink and nibbles. It’s centrally located on the ship, making it ideal both for post-lunch relaxation and evening drinks before or after getting ready for dinner.
Sky Bar and Observation Deck
At the forward of the ship, on deck 14, this all-day, multi-purpose space has some of the best views on the ship. Come for Cunard’s signature cocktails and deck games including a full-sized paddle tennis court, a putting green, a driving range, quoits and shuffleboard.
Inspired by tropical beach bars, this enticing spot offers both rum-based cocktails and other favourites, nibbles, both shaded and uncovered areas, games including giant chess, and two horizon telescopes to spot other ships or some ocean wildlife.
All of the vessel’s outdoor decks have been architect designed to maximise the space and views, whether you want to socialise, read, take a morning jog or a starlit evening walk. Some also have classic and contemporary deck games.
To enquire about sailing onboard Queen Anne, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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