Cunard welcomes fourth ship
Cunard Line has revealed it will be welcoming a brand new ship to its fleet in 2022, marking the first time since 1998 that the cruise liner will operate four ships in service at the same time.
The yet-to-be named ship will have the capacity to accommodate 3,000 passengers and will join the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth in the Cunard family when operational.
Simon Palethorpe, senior vice president for Cunard, said the new addition will aid in the company’s ability to improve passenger satisfaction as well as its global reach.
“Cunard offers unrivalled luxury ocean experiences and the new ship firmly underpins our plans to continue our growth across international markets,” Palethorpe said.
In line with this growth, Cunard recently spent $200m refurbishing both the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria to help consolidate its position in the global market.
The job to build the ship has gone to Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, following a memorandum of agreement with Cunard’s parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc.
Further details will be rolled out progressively from 2018, right through to when the ship sets sail for the first time in 2022, however it has been revealed that the new ship will sport the brand’s iconic red funnels.