One Year to Go - Float Out

After years of careful planning and hard work, we are so excited that Queen Anne is well and truly on her way. In fact, today we started counting down the 365 days we have left until her arrival, as we celebrate one year until she sets sail on her maiden voyage to Lisbon, on May 3, 2024. The countdown begins on an important day in the progression of her build, the float out. This is when the whole ship officially touches water for the very first time. At this ceremony that’s steeped in tradition, Queen Anne received blessings and best wishes as we celebrated the flow of water into the ship’s dry dock. Learn more about the event, and stay in the know about all things Queen Anne, thanks to the one-of-a-kind insights provided by her captain. 

Queen Anne's float out

May 2, 2023, saw another momentous occasion in the construction of Queen Anne, the float out, when she touched water for the very first time. This happened precisely 365 days before Queen Anne is due to set sail on her maiden voyage to Lisbon, on May 3, 2024.

At the float out ceremony, we celebrated the flow of water into the ship’s dry dock, and now find ourselves even more easily picturing life on board our newest ship, as she sails the four corners of the world.

Carnival UK President, Sture Myrmell, said: “The float out ceremony marks the ship’s transition from her building dock to where she truly belongs – in the water. Today marks a significant moment for Queen Anne as we recognize the dedication by the master ship builders at Fincantieri to build a ship that reinforces our position as a world-famous luxury brand.”

Captain Inger's log

Read about Captain Inger’s ever-increasing excitement, as she watches the development of Queen Anne first-hand. As you follow the story, you can’t help but be captivated by her self-professed ‘seafarer’s romantic notion’, and perhaps start looking forward to joining her yourself, when she sets sail next year.

Queen Anne will set sail on her maiden season in 2024.

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