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Cunard announces record-breaking bookings following Queen Anne launch

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Cunard announces record-breaking bookings following Queen Anne launch
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Cunard has announced record-breaking bookings following the highly anticipated launch of its new ship Queen Anne.

Cunard’s 3,000-guest vessel set sail on an historic maiden voyage on 3 May before returning to her homeport of Southampton on 24 May to begin her celebratory British Isles Festival voyage – which included a spectacular naming ceremony in Liverpool. 

And the luxury cruise brand can now report it booked more guests in May than any equivalent period on record, with Queen Anne Europe itineraries proving to be particularly popular with guests.

Culture Liverpool estimates that more than 50,000 people attended Queen Anne’s naming ceremony, with thousands more lining the banks of the River Mersey to witness her arrival in the city. Cunard also generated over 21 million impressions across social media channels on the day of the event.

Cunard President Katie McAlister said: 

“We’re delighted to see such strong booking momentum in response to the successful launch of Queen Anne. This record-breaking booking period is testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to welcome so many new guests on board Queen Anne and the rest of our iconic fleet in the future.”

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Jay Carson, Commercial Manager at TUI, added: 

“A huge thank you to Cunard for inviting us to be part of the naming ceremony in Liverpool and congratulations on the delivery of such a wonderful event. The ceremony was absolutely amazing and certainly a very special moment in time to have experienced. Queen Anne looked incredible and the atmosphere really was amazing in Liverpool that evening. Our front line agents who were there had a wonderful day and it was great to see them engaging with the brand.”

Jane Chadwick, Cruise Specialist at GoCruise & Travel, said:

 “Queen Anne’s naming ceremony was such an enjoyable and emotional day; the ship and Captain Inger have that effect on me. I have followed this special ship every step of the way throughout her build, and sailed on her maiden voyage, so the circle is closed but I am looking forward to sailing on her again. I never take these opportunities for granted; I cherish every moment. I love Cunard, and I can’t see that fading any time soon. The fireworks were the perfect finale to Queen Anne’s special day!”

For more information about Cunard, or to book a voyage, visit their website

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