Games Cruisers Play

Pickleball is one of those games that is growing in popularity. It is a mixture of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It can be played by singles or in pairs, either indoors or outside.

With less than 50 days to go until Cunard’s Queen Anne begins her maiden voyage, the company have told us her top deck will boast its very own state-of-the-art Pickleball court.

The luxury cruise line has celebrated deck games for more than a century. Now they have announced an exclusive partnership with PickleballENGLAND. They are the English governing body of one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and North America.

Official figures show that the number of Pickleball venues across the country grew by 378% between 2019 and 2023. The game is hugely popular in the USA, too. There, there are an estimated 8 million Pickleball players, including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, and the Kardashians.

Cunard has revealed some of the other new deck games that guests can play aboard its newest ship.
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 on board 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 uninhibited views of any outside space on board.
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.