Cunard liner Queen Anne is set to arrive in Southampton next week ahead of her maiden season of voyages - and here's where she's headed. 

Mediterranean cities, the historic streets of Northern Europe, and Norway’s picturesque fjords are all set to welcome Queen Anne in 2024.

She was due to arrive in her home port on Saturday flanked by a flotilla, but the date has now been pushed back to Tuesday (April 30) as the finishing touches are made to her. 

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Queen Anne will berth at Mayflower Terminal at 3pm to receive an official blessing and plaque exchange ceremony. A flotilla of vessels will no longer join the festivities, though boats are invited to join the cruise liner as she travels up from Southampton Water to the port. 

The maiden voyage, a seven-night cruise to Lisbon, taking in La Coruña along the way, will set sail as planned on Friday May 3. 

Keen travellers snapped up their cabins early with the voyage selling out months in advance. 

But, cruise lovers can still be part of the inaugural season for Cunard's 249th ship, which will travel to 60 destinations in 16 countries.

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Travellers can be part of the celebrations as she’s greeted in ports for the very first time and watch as the ship’s Captain and local Harbour Master take part in the traditional plaque exchange.

Next up is a 14-night escape to the sunshine on a Canary Islands voyage setting sail on May 10. Discover Lanzarote’s volcanic landscapes, Tenerife’s sand beaches, and enjoy an overnight stay on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Queen Anne will set sail on a 14-night British Isles cruise on May 24, including an official naming ceremony in Liverpool. 

A 16-night Western Mediterranean trip on June 7 takes in ports including Barcelona, Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca and Malaga, before passengers will discover the Norwegian Fjords on a seven night sailing from June 23. 

There's also short breaks to Hamburg, Rotterdam and Kiel, a Northern Europe and Scandinavia two week voyage, and an Iceland trip. Northern Lights and Christmas Markets trips are among the winter highlights.