Cunard’s Queen Anne to boast unique ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’

'Cabinet of Curiosities' aboard Cunard's Queen Anne
'Cabinet of Curiosities' aboard Cunard's Queen Anne

The newest ship in Cunard’s fleet, Queen Anne, will feature a unique collection of 115 Walpole brands while exhibiting archival luxury items

Cunard’s new ship, Queen Anne, launches in less than three months and will feature a unique collection of 115 household brands from luxury watchmaker Bremont to Chanel’s beauty division. The first voyage of Queen Anne will mark a first-time partnership with Cunard for 27 of the brands, including Hugo Boss, Raishma, Chapel Down, Whittard and 886 Royal Mint. Garrard, the first official crown jeweller in the UK, will also have its first boutique on board a Cunard ship. Designed by Sybille de Margerie, the retail spaces offer guests seamless connections from one shopping category to the next.

The Grand Lobby Boutiques will offer guests retail indulgences, an Experience Lounge and the unique ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ – a rotunda gallery featuring 38 display cases filled with luxury brand items that celebrate travel. The ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ will exhibit archival pieces in addition to showcasing luxury goods available for purchase. In the Experience Lounge, guests aboard Queen Anne can mix elevated retail with food and drink.

A dedicated Shopping Host will act as a shopping concierge, a unique role found nowhere else in Cunard’s fleet. Shoppers looking to customise items need look no further than the personalisation desk where engravings, embossings and more will be available.

Queen Anne’s maiden season is slated for over 60 unique destinations in 16 countries. Leaving the ship’s home port of Southampton, UK, guests aboard the Queen Anne during her inaugural season may travel on itineraries including the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, the Canary Islands, the Norwegian Fjords and several ancient European cities.

Katie McAlister, President of Cunard stated, “nowhere else will travellers be able to find such a beautifully curated collection of luxury brands at sea or learn about heritage brands in such an engaging way as with Queen Anne’s Cabinet of Curiosities.”

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