Cunard is adding a new ship to its cruise fleet
Cunard is a stalwart of the global cruising industry.
The glamorous UK cruise line is adding an exciting new member to its impressive fleet.
A fourth ship is officially on the way, but it won’t set sail until 2022.
Cunard’s parent company, Carnival Corporation & PLC, has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where the huge new ship will be built.
The 3,000-passenger cruise liner will become the biggest in the Cunard fleet, at a stunning 113,000 tonnes.
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It easily surpasses the 2,695-passenger Queen Mary 2 at 151,400 tonnes, and trumps Queen Elizabeth’s 90,901 tonne 2,092-guest capacity, as well as Queen Victoria, which weighs 90,049 and fits 2,081 passengers on board.
Carnival said it has “ambitious plans” for Cunard’s future.
The new ship is the first to be built in the fleet since Queen Elizabeth in 2010.
Since then, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria have both undergone extensive refurbishments for modernisation.
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The Queen Victoria has returned this year after a luxurious £34 million makeover at Fincantieri shipyard.
There have been major changes to the Grand and Penthouse Suites and Winter Garden.
The sun deck has been redesigned with luxury in mind, offering up more space and tranquility for holidaying guests.
Queen Mary 2’s makeover was debuted last year at it set sail for New York during summer.
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The elevators have been removed to reveal a much more open, classy atmosphere and upmarket shops such as Cartier and Barbour have been remodelled to present a lighter, more enticing look.
While Cunard’s new ship will be the biggest in its fleet, it’s hardly the largest liner in the world.
That title will belong to MSC Cruises when it launches its four ‘World Class’ ships that are to hold a record-breaking 6,850 passengers.
This will blitz the current title holder, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, which holds 6,780 passengers.