Cunard has added the iconic red and black funnel to its upcoming ship, Queen Anne, as the ship reached a construction milestone.
The funnel lift took place at the Fincantieri shipyard on 14 April.
Queen Anne is due to launch in May 2024 and will be the company’s 249th vessel..
Angus Struthers, senior vice president Cunard, said: “We are thrilled to mark this important milestone in the construction of Queen Anne. The installation of the funnel is a significant step in the building process and brings the ship one step closer to joining our fleet. For Cunard, the distinctive red and black funnel is an iconic symbol of our heritage and will be one of Queen Anne’s most recognisable features.”
Cunard has had red and black funnels on its ships for 150 years. They were designed by Robert Napier, the owner of a shipyard that built some of Cunard’s earliest ships.
Queen Anne’s inaugural British Isle voyage, Southampton roundtrip, 14 nights (H413), starting from £4,999 based on two sharing a Princess Grill Suite, departing 24 May 2024.