Yesterday at Fincantieri's shipyard in Monfalcone there was the delivery of the Queen Elizabeth of Cunard Line, which is part of Carnival Corporation & plc. Following the Queen Victoria, built in Marghera in 2007, the Queen Elizabeth is the first vessel Monfalcone shipyard has built for Cunard and the second "Queen" Fincantieri has delivered to the prestigious British brand.
At 90,400 gross tonnes the 294-metre long Queen Elizabeth is the second largest ship ordered to date by the owner since the Queen Mary 2, and is one of the largest panamax vessels, i.e. capable of passing through the Panama canal. In delivering the Queen Elizabeth Fincantieri further strengthens its high profile relationship with the British market, for which it has built 16 splendid ships. Since 1990 Fincantieri has delivered 56 cruise ships, of which 51 for the leading brands in Carnival Group. A further 9 vessels are due to be built at the Group’s shipyards within 2014.