Cunard has announced it is adding a fourth ship to its fleet.
Carnival Corporation & plc – the world’s largest cruise company and parent of the Cunard brand – has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A., Italy, to build a new ship that will join the Cunard fleet in 2022.
The as yet unnamed ship will join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth as the fourth member of the Cunard fleet, the first time since 1998 that the luxury cruise brand will have four ships in simultaneous service.
Alongside an array of new itineraries featuring new destinations and special event voyages for 2018 and 2019, Cunard has continued to evolve the guest experience to meet the needs of the luxury consumer by introducing new bar and dining signatures, entertainment offerings and brand partners across the fleet.
The new 113,000 GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage) ship will carry 3,000 guests and be launched in 2022. It will be Cunard’s first new ship in 12 years, since the launch of Queen Elizabeth in 2010.