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20 August 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:34 GMT+2

September 25, 2017

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Fincantieri will construct a ship from cruise of 113.000 tons of tonnage for Cunard

Will have an ability to 3.000 passengers, will be constructed to Monfalcone and will be delivered in the 2022

the crocieristico group American Carnival Corporation has signed with the navalmeccanica company Italian Fincantieri a memorandum of agreement for the fleeting construction of a ship of next destined generation to the brand of Cunard luxury of the group American. The contract will be operating when all the conditions technical-financial institutions will be satisfied.

Fincantieri has announced that the ship will be constructed in the ship yard of Monfalcone and will enter to take part of the fleet of the shipowner in 2022. The unit will have tonnage of approximately 113.000 tons and will be able to accommodate 3,000 passengers. The new ship will be the 249th one to fly the flag of Cunard and the first from 2010 when Fincantieri delivered to the crocieristica company Queen Elizabeth, three years after Queen Victoria in 2007, carrying to four the units of the brand at the same time in service for the first time from 1998.

"We are very pleased - the managing director of Carnival Corporation has declared, Arnold Donald - to announce a fourth ship for Cunard, a brand immensely to people and between those fabled ones of the entire industry of the tourism. Cunard offers to a fleet of ships without rivals and an on board only experience to the world, than entirety they create to the memorable and charming travels that our hosts know. If on one side the news today supports the plans of increase of Cunard, from the other we do not see the hour to make to make one's debut this ship of new generation in order to intercept the increase of the total question and to attract more and more fleeting for Cunard".

"With this agreement - the managing director of Fincantieri has asserted, Giuseppe Bono - we once again place side by side the name of our company to that of Cunard, true icon of the crocieristico world, confirming us able constructors to join the tradition and the innovation like no other to the world. Draft of a long-lasting distance that, beyond having carried to the realization of two authentic Queens like Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, restates the importance of ours partnership with Carnival. For this group, in fact, we have constructed 63 ships very, than today they represent almost the two third party of their fleet, and others nine unit will join in the next few years. A collaboration that can by now be defined historical, based on relationships of mutual esteem and confidence".

Vincenzo Miele
ABB Marine Solutions
Consorzio ZAI

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