Princess Adding Two New Ships To Fleet


Princess Cruises is set to expand its fleet after reaching an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build two new ships, entering into service in 2019 and 2020.

The finalization of the contract follows an announcement late last year of a memorandum of agreement between Princess’s parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc and Fincantieri for five new ships, including the Princess Cruises new builds.

The unnamed 143,700-ton, 3,560-passenger ships will be the brand’s fourth and fifth Royal-class vessels, featuring an evolution of the successful design platform used on Royal Princess, Regal Princess and the new Majestic Princess coming in 2017.

Features will include a soaring central atrium, multiple dining, entertainment and retail venues; outdoor theatre experience; and 80% of all staterooms with balconies. The ships will also include new innovations to enhance the guest experience even further.