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Princess Cruises has become a trend setter in the cruise industry as so much is going between now and 2025, today in 2018, Princess already operates a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships and they operate worldwide.
Already there are three Royal-Class ships in the Princess fleet, these being the Royal Princess (2013), Regal Princess (2014) and the latest of the class the Majestic Princess entered service in 2017.
However the keel for the fourth Royal-Class ship the Sky Princess was recently laid, and she is now under construction, and she will join the fleet in October 2019.
The Sky Princess will arrive next in 2019
In August 2018 Princess Cruises officially named their fifth Royal-Class ship as the Enchanted Princess and she is due to join the fleet in October 2019.
But the news simply does not stop there, for before we knew it another announcement came regarding two 175,000 Gross Tonne Next-Generation LPG Powered ships. This page will cover all the aforementioned!
If the above does not excites you, well read about the many new features to be found on these new ships, for they are exciting indeed!
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Princess Names their fifth Royal-Class Ship
Princess commences to build of the fourth Royal-Class ship Sky Princess
Including new views of her interiors
Building Revolutionary 175.000 ton New-Generation LNG ships due in 2023, 2025
August 20, 2018: As Princess Cruises fleet expansion continues, the Premium International Cruise Line revealed the name of the ship which will launched in 2020, the Enchanted Princess.
An illustration of the Enchanted princess
Enchanted Princess is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2020 sailing on a series of European voyages and bookings for her maiden season, in the summer of 2020, will open on November 8, 2018.
The name Enchanted Princess is captivating and conveys the elegance and grace of this more than special new ship which will introduce more travellers to the pleasures and value of cruising, said Ms. Jan Swartz President of Princess Cruises. We are certain Enchanted Princess will exceed the expectations of our guests, ensuring they have the most memorable cruise holiday.
Ms. Swartz said Princess has the strongest pipeline of premium new ship builds in the world. The arrival of Enchanted Princess will be followed by the debut of the sixth Royal-Class vessel for Princess Cruises in 2022. The cruise line also has two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered ships on order, bringing its new ship order to five ships in six years.
Construction of the 143,700-ton, 3,660-passenger Enchanted Princess will take place in the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard with the ship set to feature an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise lines previous Royal-Class ships, including the new feature as found on the Sky Princess, the revolutionary Sky Suites that are able to host up to five guests. These Suites offer their guests a dazzling 270-degree panorama view throughout their voyage. Complementing the exquisitely appointed living spaces inside, it is accompanied by a luxuriously furnished 700-square-foot balcony, being the largest at sea.
Princess Cruises currently operates a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships, sailing voyages around the globe. Enchanted Princess is a sister ship to four other Royal-Class ships in the cruise lines fleet, Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess, which will be joining the fleet in October 2019.
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July 30, 2018: Princess Cruises is
currently building its fourth Royal Class ship at the
Fincantieri shipyards, Monfalcone
The laying of the keel traditionally signifies the start of a ships construction, which actually recalls the times of the days of wooden ship building, when a vessels keel or its thick timber backbone was first placed down. These days with modern ships, keel laying it is more like putting huge Lego blocks together, for ships today are made up of pre-fabricated modular components and these are all welded together, even cabins arrive onsite almost complete, and are lifted into place in blocks. Nothing is like it used to be, when men would work and with precision fit each cabin with fine timbers and made them feel comfortable and homely, now they are more like small hotel rooms, unless you pay a good deal more for a Mini-Suite, a Suite or may even prefer a new higher grade, such as an Owners Suite, a Penthouse or something completely new that will be on the next three Royal Class ships as well as the PG ships.
Here you can see what I mean by modular construction
The Sky Princess is to debut in October 2019,
when she will be taking cruising to new heights and she will
commence first in the Mediterranean, and then head for the
Here is an illustration of the Sky Princess seen at sea
Sky Princess will have a gross tonnage of 143,700 tons, and she will accommodate 3,660 passengers, and 80% of her cabins will have balconies. This fine new ship will be what we might call an evolution of the original of Royal Class ships, for she will include the very best features and services of her forerunners, such as the Central Atrium, known as The Piazza, articulated on three bridges and overlooked by lounges and restaurants, the interactive studio Princess Live.
Topside there is the Adult-only relaxation area the Sanctuary, the Camp Discovery Club for children and teenagers, there will be a wide variety of restaurants, including Salty Dog Grill, Afredo's Pizzeria, Vines Wine Bar, Chef's Table Lumiere and the World Fresh Marketplace. Of course there will be Movies Under the Stars, and the ship will feature brand new furniture styles and design in every corner of the ship. But she will have feature that are not seen on her earlier sisters.
The experience at Chef's Table Lumiere is the finest dining experience at sea, and it should not be missed
This is one on my personal favourites, Sabatinis Italian Trattoria
Let us now look at one of the amazing NEW Sky Suites!
Sweeping Vistas and the Largest Balcony at Sea:
Exclusive certainly does not begin to describe the amazing experience to be discovered in a Sky Suite. For crowning the heights of the Sky Princess accommodations are without doubt the ships two Sky Suites that are able to host up to five guests. These Suites offer their guests a dazzling 270-degree panorama view throughout their voyage. Complementing the exquisitely appointed living spaces inside, it is accompanied by a luxuriously furnished 700-square-foot balcony, being the largest at sea. And it invites you to relax privately or host your own celebrations or fully catered events.
From their huge balcony, guests can watch Movies Under the Stars from the front part, there are stern views aft
also views to the starboard side. Not to forget the luxurious furnishings and dinning, as well as entertaining options
Greater Tranquillity Just for Adults:
With eight private cabanas at The Sanctuary:, being twice as many as on the other Royal-Class ships the Sky Princess offers even more opportunities to indulge in a private getaway at thye exclusive Adults-only retreat. Relax with signature beverages, light meals, and al fresco massages. Serenity Stewards attend to your every need, whether its to be on hand to provide chilled face towels or Evian® water atomizers.
The Sanctuary offers the height of luxury and new features
The Best in Entertainment & Crafted Cocktails:
The newly re-designed Vista Lounge at the aft of the ship features an endless variety of world-class entertainers on stage each night, from live bands and comedians to illusionists and musicians. Grab an expertly crafted cocktail and take a spot in an intimate corner for the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy quality time with friends and/or family.
Music & Dancing:
Crafted by some of the worlds top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess Productions will transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers will be performed by some of the largest and most talented casts found at sea.
The Tree House:
Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, aged 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pyjama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.
This is paradise for youngsters between 3 to 7
Step Into the Lodge:
Inspired by the great outdoors, this cosy center
keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic
competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with
So much for the kids to do, they will never be bored
Hang Out in the Beach House:
This contemporary lounge is "the place for teens, perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and a variety of sports competitions like basketball, tennis, or other games. But thats just the beginning. They will dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and mocktails.
When you are a teenager, you need something far more special, and this is so much more sophisticated, yet there is so much to do!
Here is just a list of the Sky Princess Facilities and Venues:
The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
Princess Sky Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop;
Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchills Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellinis Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
Princess Casino (gambling lounge and bar)
Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon;
Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade);
The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
Princess Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.
For a Deck Plan of the Sky Princess use the link below:
Sky Princess - Early Cruise Schedule:
Sky Princess - 14 Night Inaugural
Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Medley departing
Sky Princess - 7 Night Inaugural
Mediterranean & Adriatic departing
Sky Princess - 7 Night Mediterranean
Sky Princess - 14
Night Western Mediterranean Medley departing
Sky Princess - 28 Night Western
Mediterranean Grand Adventure departing
Sky Princess - 14 Night Western
Mediterranean Medley departing
Sky Princess - 7 Night Mediterranean -
Sky Princess - 7 Night Mediterranean
Sky Princess - 21 Night Mediterranean
Grand Adventure departing
Sky Princess - 14 Night Spanish
Sky Princess - 3 Night Sky Princess
Inaugural Getaway departing
Sky Princess - 14 Night Caribbean
East/west Adventurer departing
Sky Princess - 7 Night Western
Sky Princess - 7 Night Eastern
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This New Ship Order Represents the Largest and Most Environmentally Friendly Advanced Fuel
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July 23, 2018: Princess Cruises has become one of the worlds leading cruise brands as well as the worlds largest leisure travel company. Today they announced a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new cruise ships on a Next-Generation platform designed to further enhance an already world-class vacation experience for its guests. The new builds are due to be delivered late in 2023 and in spring 2025 respectively.
The new ships will be Princess Cruises
first ships to be dual-fuel powered, primarily by Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG), the marine industrys most
environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the
worlds cleanest burning fossil fuel, which will
significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil (MGO). The
new ships, which will be the largest by capacity in the Princess
Cruises fleet, will be built at Fincantieris shipyard in
This revolutionary platform for next-generation, LNG-powered cruise ships will introduce innovative design and leisure experiences driven by the future vacation and lifestyle trends of our guests further evolving the already best-in-class Princess Cruises experience we deliver today, said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. We look forward to collaborating with Fincantieri to bring our vision for this next- generation premium cruise ship into service, added Swartz.
The two ships will be 175,000 gross tons and will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests (lower berths). Specification details for the ship design, along with anticipated features and amenities of this all-new platform design for Princess Cruises, will be shared in the future.
Mr. Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri added:
We are proud to extend our
long-established partnership with Princess Cruises, a brand we
have been tied to since our return to the cruise ship building
industry in 1990. After so many years, we are ready to enter,
together, a new era of this industry, increasingly aimed at
reducing even more of our environmental impact. We proudly do
this with an all-time record project, both in terms of size and
technology. We believe that there are no more significant
milestones than these to reaffirm our market-leading position.
This builds upon the solid partnership between our country and
Carnival Corporation -- the largest foreign investor in
In addition to todays news, Princess Cruises has three new Royal-Class ships on order with Fincantieri, including its next new ship, the Sky Princess, which is already under construction and is scheduled for delivery in October 2019. Then there are the other two Royal-Class ships, the first to be delivered is the Enchanted Princess in 2020 and the sixth of the series which is as yet un-named is due in 2022.
The agreement for Princess Cruises next-generation cruise ships represent Carnival Corporations 10th and 11th contracted LNG-based vessels and are part of the companys ongoing fleet enhancement strategy, aimed at creating excitement in the vacation market while accelerating demand for cruising, the fastest growing segment in the vacation industry. Carnival Corporation currently has 20 new ships under contract and scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2025.
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