Regal Princess Completes Successful Sea Trials


Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for its May 20 debut, with the completion of its sea trials.

The new cruise ship set out to sea from its construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through the paces with a series of maneuvers to test its propulsion, steering and navigational equipment. After a successful five days of trials, the ship is now back in the shipyard for further exterior and interior finishing.

Regal Princess will be ready for its maiden voyage from Venice, a seven-day Mediterranean cruise to Athens including stops in Corfu, Mykonos and an overnight call in Istanbul.

Throughout the summer, the new ship will sail on Princess’ signature Grand Mediterranean cruises, with two itinerary choices.