Cunard Queen Anne

Hotels / Leisure

dpa are proud to be the lighting consultants for Cunard Line’s new ship, Queen Anne. Setting sail in early 2024, she will feature much-loved signature spaces and new experiences that showcase classic Cunard style and exciting new design directions.

Working with Carnival UK and world-renowned designers David Collins Studio, Richmond International and Sybille de Margerie under the creative direction of Adam D. Tihany, we have developed intimate working relationships that has led to an extremely rewarding design process.  Throughout, we have all been firmly focussed on providing designs that are befitting of the Cunard brand and of a ship that will set the bar for luxury ocean travel in 2024.

A key aspect of the lighting design is to minimise energy use and, with low energy, (all LED lighting now commonplace) we must find further ways to ensure the lighting is as efficient as possible. This will be achieved through the use of high efficacy light sources in discreet equipment, and architectural detailing that offer both aesthetic and functional benefits. This will be combined with the use of a sophisticated lighting control system in the public areas, allowing pre-set lighting scenes to be programmed.  In some spaces the lighting scene selection will be linked to the ship’s clock to allow for automated operation ensuring these spaces are presented impeccably, with appropriate light levels to suit the time of day and activity, whilst reducing energy expenditure.

Client: Carnival UK
Interior Designers: David Collins Studio, Richmond International, Sybille de Margerie, Adam D. Tihany
Shipyard: Fincantieri
Visualisations: The Bull Agency