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Cunard introduces shore power capability across fleet

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Queen Elizabeth has now been fitted with shore power capabilities
The entire Cunard fleet will be able to connect to shore power, where available, having been fitted with the technology required.

The introduction of shore power capabilities across Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth comes ahead of the launch of fourth ship, Queen Anne, in May 2024. The vessel it set to commence its maiden voyage with the technology already installed. Queen Anne’s homeport of Southampton is already fitted with shore power infrastructure. 

Katie McAlister, president at Cunard, said, ‘By adopting shore power technology, we are taking a significant step in our ongoing commitment to reducing emissions, minimising our carbon footprint, and fostering healthier port environments. The introduction of shore power technology aligns seamlessly with Cunard's corporate vision and values, and we are proud to be able to take such a positive step.’ 

Fit for 55

As part of the European Union’s Fit for 55 programme, all main ports in the European Union are required to offer ships the ability to connect to shoreside electricity by 2030.