Thursday, May 17, 2012

The CUNARD LINE QUEENS for the QUEEN ELIZABETH II Diamond Jubilee


CUNARD LINE will celebrate QUEEN ELIZABETH II Diamond Jubilee with a special event on the 5th of June 2012, for the first time the three new CUNARDERS will be together at Southampton. The Legendary QUEENS were the dominant liners on the North Atlantic route from the launch of the first QUEEN MARY in 1936 to the close of the century with QE2 by then reaching the point of retirement. The decision to build the grandest ocean liner ever in 1998 caused widespread excitement with the new QUEEN MARY 2 entering service in 2004 since then CUNARD has introduced the QUEEN VICTORIA in 2007 and the QUEEN ELIZABETH in 2010, the new QUEENS are a lavish tribute to the World's best known Shipping Line. One by one the new CUNARD LINE ships are, QM2 above

Builders Yard        ALSTOM / Saint-Nazaire
Cost        £550 million
Keel laid       4.7.2002
Ceremonial naming       QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Tonnage       151.000 GRT
Top speed       29.6 knots
Main Engines       4 Wartsila Diesels 16V46C CR / 2 gas turbines
Propulsion       4 Rolls-Royce / 21.5 MW pods
Engine output combined     156.000 h.p.
Passenger Capacity       2.620
Maiden Voyage       12.1.2004

 QUEEN VICTORIA
Builders Yard       FINCANTIERI
Cost       £300 million
Keel laid       16.5.2006
Ceremonial naming       DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Tonnage       90.000 GRT
Top speed       23.7 knots
Main engines       4 Wartsila-Sulzer ZA40 Diesels
Propulsion       2ABB 17.6MW pods
Engine output       103.000 h.p.
Passenger capacity       2.014
Maiden Voyage       10.12.2007
    

QUEEN ELIZABETH
Builders Yard       FINCANTIERI
Cost       £350 million
Keel laid       2.7.2009
Ceremonial naming       QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Tonnage       91.901 GRT
Top speed       23.7 knots
Main Engines       4 MAK 12VM43C Diesels
Propulsion       2ABB17.6MW pods
Engine output       104.000 h.p.
Passenger capacity       2.092
Maiden Voyage       12.10.2010

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