A new Cunarder

Cunard have announced plans to build a new ship, due to enter their fleet in 2022.

To be constructed at Fincantieri in Italy, the vessel is expected to be larger than Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth and carry more passengers than any Cunarder currently in service.

While the design is yet to be finalised, the ship will be the 249th vessel to operate for Cunard and represents the first time since January 2000 that the line has operated four ships, as by this time Cunard’s five star vessels Royal Viking Sun, Sea Goddess 1 and Sea Goddess 2 had all transferred to Seabourn, leaving Cunard with just QE2 and Caronia.

In the years since, Caronia and QE2 have both retired, while QM2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth have entered service.

What do we know about the new ship?

With the ship expected to enter service in 2022, details are still in their preliminary stages. However so far the details known are:

  • The ship will be built by Fincantieri,
  • It will carry more passengers than the vessels in the current fleet,
  • It is expected to enter service in 2o22,
  • It will most likely be a cruise ship design (rather than an ocean liner),
  • It is currently un-named, and
  • Adam D. Tihany has been appointed to design it’s interiors.

What do you think:

With news of the new ship we are keen to know your thoughts. Let us know what you think of the artists renditions, as well as what you’d like to see it named on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by tagging @ChrisCunard.

Note: Image provided courtesy Cunard and is conceptual only.