Princess Cruises and Fincantieri shipbuilding company just announced two next-generation cruise ships.
The vessels will be the largest ever built so far in Italy at a 4,300-guest capacity and weight of 175,000-tonnes.
Both are scheduled for late 2023 and spring 2025 respectively.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said: “Princess Cruises continues to grow globally, adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted ship building partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships.
Even more exciting is that these two ships are being designed to include our MedallionClass platform, powered by Ocean Medallion, the most advanced wearable device available within the global hospitality industry.”
The announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the two parties in July 2018.
The next additions to the fleet will be based on a next-generation platform design and will be the first Princess vessels to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said: “This result proves, once again, the trust we receive from the market, which allows us to look to the future with ambition.
It honours our great work focused on innovation thanks to which we have been able to offer to the client a record-breaking proposal not only in terms of size.
Besides we firmly believe that a new class of Princess Cruises’ ships, one of Carnival Group’s top brands, can stem from this promising project.
In fact, for Princess Cruises, we have received orders for 21 ships, another unprecedented result in this industry.”
Sky Princess will be arriving in October 2019 as the line’s fourth Royal-class ship, and guests can also look forward to Enchanted Princess launching in June 2020.
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