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The Great Cunard Debate: Will Fourth Ship In Fleet Keep To Tradition?

The Great Cunard Debate: Will Fourth Ship In Fleet Keep To Tradition?

Cunard revealed the fourth addition to their fleet just months ago after being the only line in the Carnival Corporation to not have a new-build on order.

The vessel, arriving in 2022, holds a passenger count above any ship in the existing fleet allowing 3,000 guests onboard at a gross tonnage of 113,000.

Unlike Cunard’s flagship, the new ship takes another page from Holland America with exterior renderings being reminiscent of Koningsdam, although being larger than the 99,500-tonne prototype.

Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are Vista-class ships like those in service at Holland America, but also elsewhere in the corporate family at Costa Cruises and P&O Cruises.

Various and close inspection has revealed that accounting for the additional tonnes is what appears to be a filled out forward deck above the observation lounge, as well as a larger outdoor deck terrace perched behind the smokestack.

There are also rumours of a potential new winter garden or an outdoor courtyard for the ship’s Princess and Queens Grills.

Speculation has also revealed that the Cunard ship rendering sports the same lifeboat count as the Holland America vessel, so the bulk of the ship is still the same size; this has left cruisers wondered what could account for the remainder of the 13,500-tonne difference.

Should Cunard be switching things up this time round? Will the formal nights still stand? Will there be more kennels onboard this ship? Have your say in our poll below…

So, what is your reaction to the speculations? Are you ready for Cunard to mix it up or is the tradition there for a reason? Leave us your concerns and thoughts…

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