February 20, 2006
Cunard reveals Victoria details
Carnival Corporation's Cunard Line has released details of its first Fincantieri-built ship, the 90,000 gt, 2,040 passenger Queen Victoria.
The GBP 300 million (about US $522 million) ship was recently floated out at the Marghera yard near Venice and is scheduled to be named in December 2007.
The ship will boast all the expected Cunard touches--and then some. Thus it will have a double height Queen's Room Ball Room and Britannia Restaurant and a triple height Grand Lobby plus an 800 seat theater with a cruising first: private boxes. A grand conservatory with central fountain and greenery, will have a retractable glass roof and moveable glass wall to the open swimming pool and what Cunard describes as "luxurious rattan furniture and ceiling fans, reminiscent of our colonial past."
Main dimensions are:
The ship will have 16 decks, 12 being passenger decks.