On 14 February 2019, Princess Cruises and the shipyard Fincantieri celebrated three construction milestones for the cruise lines next three Royal-Class cruise ships, each at a different stage in their construction.
The ceremony was held at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. Present at the event was Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises & Carnival Australia Group President and Luigi Matarazzo, Senior Executive Vice President of the Merchant Ships Business Unit, Fincantieri.
Princess Cruises has announced that the 3,112-passenger Caribbean Princess will be the first cruise ship in the fleet to feature a brand new family-friendly splash zone.
The Reef Family Splash Zone will be added to the ship during its dry dock, scheduled to begin in May 2019. When the ship emerges, it will be the first in the Princess Cruises fleet to feature the new family-friendly venue.
Princess Cruises has announced that three more ships in its fleet – Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess – are to be fully Princess Medallion-activated; meaning a total of five ships in the fleet will now feature the award-winning technology.
The Medallion will be available on the 3,080-guest Crown Princess in July 2019, sailing from Southampton around the British Isles. The 3,560-passenger Royal Princess will also benefit from the technology from April as she departs for her first ever cruise season in Alaska.
Princess Cruises has announced the name of its fifth Royal-Class ship. The new ship will be named Enchanted Princess and is expected to enter service in June 2020.
The 143,700 gross tonne Enchanted Princess and will be a sister vessel to Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess, which joined the fleet in October 2019.
Princess Cruises has added tea and coffee making facilities to all guest staterooms on board the cruise line’s 2,670-guest Sapphire Princess.
The ship arrived in Southampton for the first time earlier this year following an extensive two-week refurbishment in dry dock in Singapore. Sapphire Princess offers no-fly cruises from Southampton until October 2018 and will return to Southampton offering cruises between April and October 2019.
Princess Cruises has proudly announced a new partnership with celebrity mixologist, Rob Floyd, who has crafted some exciting new signature cocktails for passengers to enjoy on board the cruise line’s fleet of 17 ships.
The changes and updates are one of the most significant to the cruise lines beverage menus.
Princess Cruises has unveiled new details revealing features on board its new ship Sky Princess, including a first look at its first-ever Sky Suites.
The exciting new class of suite accommodation are centrally located on the top deck of Sky Princess and feature the largest private balconies ever offered by the cruise line.
Princess Cruises has announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Italian shipyard Fincantieri to construct two next-generation cruise ships.
The new vessels will be 175,000 gross tonnes, making them the largest cruise ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. They will also be the largest cruise ships to be built at the Italian shipyard so far.
Princess Cruises 1996-built cruise ship Sun Princess has re-entered service following an extensive 14-day multi-million dollar dry dock in Singapore.
The refurbishment is part of the cruise line’s ‘Come Back New Promise’ which see a total fleet wide investment of over $450 million dollars. Sun Princess now offers passengers the newest on board enhancements and features the Princess Cruises new livery with the Sea Witch painted on the bow of the ship.
Princess Cruises has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its 3,560-passenger cruise ship, Royal Princess, which was christened in June 2013 by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
During the ship’s first five years of operation, Royal Princess has sailed over 600,000 nautical miles, visited 79 ports of call in some 23 countries and carried over 730,000 passengers.