From Pickleball to archery, Cunard reveals Queen Anne activities.

By Tony Mallinson

With less than 50 days to go until Queen Anne’s maiden voyage, Cunard has revealed some of the new deck games that guests can play onboard their newest ship.


Cunard has celebrated deck games for more than a century and now Cunard can announce an exclusive partnership with PickleballENGLAND, the English governing body of one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK and North America.

Pickleball is a mixture of tennis, badminton and table tennis and can be played by singles or in pairs, either indoors or outside and Queen Anne’s top deck will boast its very own state-of-the-art Pickleball court.

Queen Anne will also be the only ship in the world where travellers can master their archery skills with a real bow and arrow, as Cunard elevates its deck game offering with a new Archery GB partnership.

The partnership connects Cunard with world-leading athletes and Olympic coaches, with onboard instructors accredited by Archery GB. The 3,000-guest ship will be an official Archery GB activity centre, where guests will be able to learn the basics with in-person coaching, compete with fellow travellers and enjoy a social introduction to the sport.

Sky Bar and Observation Deck

Guests will find Queen Anne’s spectacular Sky Bar and Observation Deck a haven for deck game enthusiasts.

Located at the forward of the ship on deck 14, this day-round venue is a wonderfully multi-purpose destination, complete with some of the most uninhabited views of any outside space onboard.

Golfers will enjoy the putting green and fully stocked driving range, allowing travellers to practice their game surrounded by sparkling sea views or overlooking stunning port landscapes.

The ever-popular deck quoits and shuffleboard courts will also be based in the Observation Deck and Sky Bar, offering travellers the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy some friendly competition.

Katie McAlister, President of Cunard, said: “Whether it’s pickleball, archery or world-class shows and lectures, Cunard is committed to providing guests with a wealth of activities to choose from whatever mood or interest may take them. Our onboard entertainment has always been at the heart of what we do and we look forward to Queen Anne continuing this trend in the future.”

For more information about Cunard please see our website or for a quotation at the guaranteed lowest fares please call us on 03331 224466.

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