Posted September 25th, 2017
A Fourth Queen On The Horizon For Cunard?
Having recently remastered both Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, creating more space in private and public areas, Cunard has announced the next stage of its expansion. For the first time since 1998, there will be four Queens sailing the oceans with the iconic Cunard livery.
By 2022, when the fourth ship is due to make her debut, it will have been 24 years since Queen Elizabeth 2, Sea Goddess I and II, Vistafjord, and Royal Viking Sun all sailed under the Cunard name together – the last time the fleet included more than three vessels. This will also be the first new Cunard ship for 12 years, since the magnificent Queen Elizabeth was launched in 2010.
Understandably, details for the new Queen are limited at the moment, if the fourth ship will be a Queen at all. More will be announced by the cruise line at a later date, but there’s a big chance Cunard could go back to other naming conventions used in the past with iconic ships such as Lusitania and Mauritania.
Without reading too much into the video above, the new addition looks like it will be a similar shape to Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. However, we already know that she is set to have a capacity of 3,000 passengers, larger than any of the current fleet and outdoing Queen Mary 2 by around 400 people. Obviously, this is still less than half the number a ship like Harmony of the Seas can hold, but is nonetheless a big statement from Cunard. Current cruisers will be hoping for some new and exciting onboard venues whilst still maintaining the space-to-guest ratio enjoyed on today’s Three Queens.
For now though, we wait for more information, including what we can expect this state-of-the-art vessel to be called.
If you cannot wait until 2022, we have plenty of Cunard cruises available on board the current fleet. Call us on 0808 301 6442 for more information or to book.