Luxury cruise brand, Cunard, announces fourth ship

A drawing of a cruise liner to be built for Cunard

A render of the new ship

Parent Company Carnival Corp. announced the luxury cruise brand that sails the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will be getting a fourth ship in its fleet after contracting with Fincantieri shipyards in Italy to deliver it in 2022.

Cunard Line will get a new ship in 2022, increasing its fleet to four ships for the first time since 1998. It will fit in size midway between Cunard's two smaller 90,000-ton ships and its 151,800-ton flagship, Queen Mary 2.

The new Cunard ship would be the line's 249th in a series that stretches back to its founding by Canadian Samuel Cunard in 1839.

"What better way to celebrate her important role in Cunard's past than by announcing our commitment to Cunard's future with the commissioning of a new ship", he continued. "Cunard offers a fleet of unrivaled vessels and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world, which together create an enchanting and memorable vacation for our guests".

Cunard has announced plans to add a fourth ship to its fleet. With new destinations, event voyages, bar and dining experiences and brand partners, Cunard continues to evolve its guest experiences to consistently exceed expectations.

Expect more details about the vessel in 2018. "With this agreement we once more link our company's name with Cunard's, a real icon of the cruise market, confirming us as a shipbuilder able to combine tradition and innovation like no one else in the world", said Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono. "It is a lasting journey that, besides the construction of the two authentic queens like Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, stresses the importance of our partnership with Carnival Corporation". "A cooperation which can be defined as historical, based on relationships of mutual respect and trust".

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