Captain's Log - September 2023
Unveiling Queen Anne
As Cunard officially reveals Queen Anne to the world, join Carnival UK President Sture Myrmell and special guests to find out more about Cunard's 249th ship.
Welcome to Queen Anne
Join Carnival UK President Sture Myrmell, to hear what a momentous occasion it is to welcome Queen Anne to the Cunard fleet.
"I’m delighted and immensely proud to welcome Queen Anne to the Cunard fleet. This marks one of the most significant periods of growth in the company’s history and the addition of Queen Anne adds exciting opportunities across our iconic fleet. With a fourth ship in the fleet, guests can see more of the world on Cunard, with Queen Anne introducing new concepts and reimagining the definitive experience of ocean travel. We are sure our loyal Cunard guests, and those we will welcome for the first time, will love the Queen Anne experience."Sture Myrmell, Carnival UK President
Queen Anne's design
Join Cunard’s Vice-President of Brand & Product, Lee Powell, as he explains the evolution of the on board experience and some of the ship's much‑loved signature spaces. After that, hear from David Collins Studio, one of the many talents behind the design of the ship, as they talk through their inspiration and the journey they’ve taken so far.
Introducing Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge
Cunard is delighted to introduce Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge, the Captain of our newest ship, Queen Anne.
"Working for Cunard is something that I started 25 years ago, and in all those years I have been extremely proud of working for the brand and it will never change, that feeling."Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge
Inger was born and grew up in the Faroe Islands and moved to Denmark in 1989. While still at school, she took work as a stewardess on a cargo ship during vacations to earn some money. This quickly revealed a deep-set loathing of cleaning which strongly suggested it was not her vocation. With no particular career in mind Inger joined DFDS Scandinavian Seaways as a cadet at the age of 16. She worked her way up through the ranks achieving her Master’s license in 1994, and spent the years between 1994 and 1997 on ferries, Ro-Ro ships and a dredger.
Feeling it was time for a change, Inger applied to move to the cruise industry, and was delighted to be accepted by Cunard. She started out working on MS Vistafjord and moved on to traveling the world with Seabourn, Princess and P&O Cruises. After working with P&O Cruises and having successfully overseen the build of Azura, Inger was thrilled to be asked to return to Cunard and to join Queen Victoria in August 2010. She says that coming back to Cunard is like coming home. One of her main goals, apart from guest and crew welfare, is focusing on making sure each ship she is on is as “green” as possible, using water saving measures and recycling. Inger now lives in Svendborg, Denmark where she enjoys spending time in her lovely house and garden. In any spare time, she likes to play the saxophone, go to concerts and spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren.