Ny Queen Elizabeth 2
Cunard Line skal bygge ny Queen Elizabeth ved italienske Fincantieri, Monfalcone. Skipet blir på 92.000 GT med passasjerkapasitet 2092 og skal leveres i 2010.
Prisen er på rundt $700 mill. Dronningen har gitt sin godkjennelse på navnet på nykontraheringen.
– Cunard already owns and operates the two most famous ocean liners in the world, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2, and a third – Queen Victoria – is due to be named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, in December of this year, said Carol Marlow, president of Cunard Line.
The new ship follows a long line of famous Cunard liners stretching back to the company’s inception as the first operator of a timetabled transatlantic service 167 years ago. – It is a particularly special moment for Fincantieri to have secured a second order from Cunard at a time when we are nearing the completion of Queen Victoria, said Mr. Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri's Chief Executive Officer. – Cunard is the most famous name in passenger shipping and we are honoured to have been chosen to build Queen Elizabeth and to continue the tradition and heritage of that great company.
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