Princess Cruises, the most iconic cruise line in the world, today revealed the name of its second, sensational Sphere Class cruise ship – Star Princess, which will sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages when she debuts in August 2025.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess as the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests. The new ship is built on a platform that is distinctly different and unique to Princess, designed to simultaneously embrace the Princess heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.
The latest additional to the Celestyal Cruises fleet, the 53,049 gross tonne Celestyal Experience, has been given its new livery whilst docked in Piraeus, Greece.
The ship transferred to the cruise line from Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises brand earlier this summer. Built in 1993 and launched as Costa Romantica, the ship was later extensively refurbished in November 2011 and named Costa neoRomantica.
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Costa Cruises first of two $950 million cruise ships, Costa Smeralda, has returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, following a series of sea trials.
The 6554-passenger ship, which is powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to launch later than originally planned.
The delivery of Costa Cruises’ first LNG-powered cruise ship has been delayed and is now due to debut at the end of November 2019.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. Due to construction delays the ship will not be ready for its original delivery date.
The brand new 181,000 gross tonne MSC Grandiosa, which will become the new flagship of the MSC Cruises fleet, is preparing for her sea trials.
The 6,300-passenger ship is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for the inaugural season of its first Seaside EVO ship, MSC Seashore which will launch in 2021.
The 5,632 -passenger cruise ship will spent its inaugural season cruising the Western Mediterranean. Departing in June 2021, MSC Seashore will sail a seven-night itinerary visiting Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta.
The unique feature of the Costa Cruises fleet has been applied to the hull of the cruise line’s new flagship, Costa Smeralda.
The 183,900 gross tonne ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and is expected to launch in October 2019.
Costa Cruises new flagship, Costa Smeralda has been floated out of the construction dry-dock at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
At 183,900 gross tonnes, the new ship is the largest ever constructed for Costa Cruises and will become the new flagship of the fleet when it enters service in October 2019.
MSC Cruises latest new cruise ship, the 154,000 gross tonne MSC Seaview was delivered to the cruise line on 04 June 2018. The ship is the third new ship to join the MSC Cruises fleet in the last twelve months.
The christening ceremony for MSC Seaview took place in Genoa, Italy on 09 June 2018. The innovative new ship was christened by Godmother, 83-year old Sophia Loren.
Princess Cruises has announced that its next new cruise ship will be named Sky Princess and is to offer cruises around the Mediterranean from October 2019.
The brand new 143,700 gross tonne ship will be the fourth ship in the cruise line's successful Royal-class of ships, with sister ships Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess already in service. A fifth ship is expected to launch in November 2020.