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Queen Anne arrives into the river Forth

Queen Anne arrives in the Forth. Credit: Peter Devlin.

26 May 2024

Forth Ports tugs welcomed Cunard’s new cruise ship, the Queen Anne, into the River Forth on 26 May with a spectacular water cannon salute led by local piper Louise Marshall to mark the ship’s maiden voyage into South Queensferry.

Commenting on the maiden call, Rob Mason, Head of Cruise for Capital Cruising in Scotland said: “We are thrilled to have Cunard’s brand new ship call into the river Forth. She is a magnificent vessel and we extended a very warm Scottish welcome to her and her guests as they arrived into South Queensferry early this morning. Scotland’s cruise business contributes significantly to the economy, supports hundreds of jobs and delivers benefits to local businesses and communities. This is our busiest cruise season ever as passengers and ship lines choose our ports and anchorages to access the vast variety of attractions that Scotland has to offer including our UNESCO capital City of Edinburgh.”