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.
Since her official launch in June 2013 passengers on Royal Princess have enjoyed 18 million meals, some 10,000 Royal afternoon teas, over 10 million slices of pizza and 310,000 glasses of champagne!
Royal Princess is currently offering cruises from Southampton, cruising around the British Isles. In 2019 the ship will become the first Royal-Class ship to visit Alaska and will also cruise to the Caribbean and South America.
Royal Princess has also appeared in the UK television documentary on ITV ‘The Cruise’, which has an average audience of around 4 million during each episode.
Tony Roberts, Vice President, Princess Cruises, UK & Europe, said: “Royal Princess’ special ties with the UK mean she is always thought of particularly fondly over here. It’s therefore especially fitting that the ship is spending her fifth-year anniversary sailing a season around the British Isles”.
Royal Princess is now one of three Royal-Class ships in the Princess Cruises fleet. Regal Princess launched in May 2014, followed by Majestic Princess in March 2017. A new Royal-Class ship, Sky Princess is expected to launch in 2019, followed by a further two vessels in 2020 and 2021.