Cunard Line Lays Keel For New Cruise Ship “Queen Anne”

Cunard's planned fourth ship (2nd-left)Cunard Line laid the keel for its new ship, the 3000-passenger “Queen Anne”, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice today (September 08, 2022).

Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge first welded the ceremonial coin into the keel before a massive crane hauled the centerpiece of “Queen Anne”, laying it in place beside the superstructure of the new vessel.

The “laying” of the keel is a key milestone in the construction of a ship, marking the official first step in the building of a ship and is celebrated with a ceremony attended by officials from both the cruise line and the shipbuilding company.

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(Cunard Line, Fincantieri)