Will she be Queen Bertha? Queen Anne? Queen Caroline? Or maybe, erm, Queen Catherine (yes, she’s a Duchess now but maybe Cunard is looking long term)?

We’ll have to wait and see because all we know for now is that the cruise line is adding a fourth ship to its royal fleet.

You read correctly, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will (in the next five years) be big sisters to a 3,000-passenger vessel.


Arriving in 2022, the currently unnamed vessel will be the first new ship for Cunard is over 12 years, making her an important investment in the company’s future.

Her arrival also means that for the first time since 1998, the cruise line will have four ships operating simultaneously, giving cruisers access to more Cunard beds.

Cunard 2

While interior and exterior details of the Queen remain under wraps for the moment, the cruise line’s Senior Vice President, Simon Palethorpe, said travellers can expect her to offer “unrivaled luxury ocean experiences” similar to her sisters.

“The new ship firmly underpins our plans to continue our growth across international markets.”

Simon Palethorpe, Cunard Senior Vice President

Stay tuned for details about the new ship!

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What do you think the cruise line should name her majesty?