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Cunard’s 4th ship: 113,000 tons, 3,000 passengers

Cunard’s 4th ship: 113,000 tons, 3,000 passengers

Monday, September 25, 2017

VALENCIA, CA — Cunard is adding a fourth ship to its fleet, with a scheduled delivery date in 2022.

Carnival Corporation & plc signed the memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build the new Cunard vessel, as part of the company’s plans for the future of Cunard globally.

The as-yet-unnamed ship will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, marking the first time since 1998 that the luxury cruise brand has had four ships in simultaneous service.

Cunard has invested over US$172 million refurbishing the flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria.

Cunard’s 4th ship: 113,000 tons, 3,000 passengers

Alongside a lineup of new itineraries featuring new destinations and special event voyages for 2018 and 2019, Cunard has also added new bar and dining signatures, entertainment offerings and brand partners across the fleet.

“Cunard continues the legacy of our liners with the commissioning of a magnificent new ship. It’s an especially fitting time with the recent 50th anniversary of the beloved Queen Elizabeth 2 marking the occasion,” says Josh Leibowitz, Senior VP, Cunard, North America. “We are proud to share Cunard’s enduring luxury liner experience with future generations to be enjoyed the world over.”

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Cunard says it will be revealing details about the new ship during the course of 2018 and through to the ship’s launch. To see an animated video of the new ship click here.

Cunard has also released a few fast facts about the new build:

  • The new 113,000-ton ship will carry 3,000 guests
  • The new cruise ship will be the 249th ship to fly the Cunard flag since the company’s founding in 1839
  • It’s Cunard’s first new ship in 12 years, since the launch of Queen Elizabeth in 2010

Travel agents interested looking for more information are asked to call their BDM, visit OneSource or call Cunard at 1-800-528-6273.

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