by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 26, 2017
Cunard Line will add a new ship to its fleet in 2022. The 3,000-passeger, 113,000-gross-ton vessel will be built at a Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
 
When completed, the new ship will give Cunard a total of four vessels. Though few details are available, the company's website has posted the following statement: 
 
"Over the last few years, we have had so much to be proud of at Cunard -- from the magnificent celebrations for our 175th anniversary that drew crowds of more than a million people in Liverpool, to the stunning $172 million refurbishments of our flagship Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. As we mark 50 years since the naming of the much loved liner QE2, we wanted to share our most exciting news yet. A new ship is to join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth as the fourth member of the fleet. She will be the first new Cunard ship in 12 years, making it the first time since 1998 that we'll have four ships in simultaneous service, an investment in ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally. Distinct Cunard signatures and brand new experiences will combine as part of this next generation of the Cunard fleet, and we're looking forward to sharing exciting details in the coming years as part of this next generation of the Cunard fleet."