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QUEEN ELIZABETH, CUNARD

MS Queen Elizabeth is a cruise ship of the Vista class operated by the Cunard Line. The design is modified from that of previous ships of that class, and slightly larger than Queen Victoria, at 92,000 GT, largely due to a more vertical stern.[1] The ship is able to carry up to 2092 passengers.[1]

The ship's name was announced by Cunard on 10 October 2007. Since the retirement of Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2008 the company has operated three vessels.[2] The naming of the ship as Queen Elizabeth brings about a situation similar to that between 1940 and 1948, when Cunard's original Queen Elizabeth was in service at the same time as the Royal Navy battleshipHMS Queen Elizabeth. The Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth went to sea the summer of 2017, six and a half years after the cruise ship entered service.

General characteristics

Class and type:Vista Class cruise ship

Tonnage:90,901 GT

Length:294 m (965 ft)

Beam:32.3 m (106 ft)

Draught:8 m (26 ft)

Decks:

  • 16 total
  • 12 accessible to passengers

Installed power:

  • 4 × MaK 12VM43C
  • 2 × MaK 8M43C
  • 64,000 kW (combined)

Propulsion:

Speed:23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)

Capacity:2,092 passengers lower beds, 2,547 maximum passengers

Earlier Event: January 18
CARNIVAL MIRACLE , CARNIVAL CRUISES
Later Event: January 22
CARNIVAL SPLENDOR, CARNIVAL CRUSES