Cunard's new 3,000-passenger cruise liner to launch in 2022

Cruise brand Cunard is to build a fourth ship to join Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, parent company Carnival Corporation has announced.

The 3,000-passenger liner will be Cunard's first new ship in 12 years when it is launched in 2022.

It will be built by Italian firm Fincantieri.

Cunard senior vice president Simon Palethorpe said: "We have only recently marked the 50th anniversary of one of Cunard's much-loved ocean liners, the legendary QE2.

"What better way to celebrate her important role in Cunard's past than by announcing our commitment to Cunard's future with the commissioning of a new ship.

"Cunard offers unrivalled luxury ocean experiences and the new ship firmly underpins our plans to continue our growth across international markets."

There is currently no name for the new ship but further details will be released next year.

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