Princess Cruises has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.
The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately 600 million euros, will carry 3,560 passengers, and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships Royal Princess in 2013 and Regal Princess which entered service this past May.
The new ship will include the signature elements that have become synonymous with the Princess Cruises guest experience such as a soaring central atrium hub with multiple dining, entertainment and retail venues; the adults-only Sanctuary; Movies Under the Stars cinema experience, and 80% of all staterooms with balconies. The ship will also include some new innovations designed to enhance the guest experience even further.
Specific features and amenities for the ship, along with deployment details, will be revealed in the coming months.