On Tuesday, April 30, Cunard’s newest cruise liner Queen Anne, will sail into Southampton ahead of her seven-night maiden voyage to La Coruna and Lisbon.

Three days later than initially scheduled – Queen Anne will now arrive in port at 3pm next Tuesday – after the vessel has undergone a few final touches.

A flotilla of boats are expected to greet Queen Anne as she arrives in Southampton, with thousands more spectators watching from the shoreline.

The cruise liner is the 249th ship Cunard has introduced in its 184-year history.


The following vantage points have been recommended to view Queen Anne as she makes her way to her home port:

  • Ryde and Gosport: 12.45pm

  • Lee-on-the-Solent: 1.10pm

  • Cowes: 1.10pm

  • Calshot: 1.20pm

  • Hamble: 1.30pm

  • Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore: 2pm

  • Hythe: 2.15pm

  • Mayflower Park: 2.30pm

  • Mayflower Cruise Terminal: 2.45pm