Sixth Royal Class Ship Floats Out at Shipyard

Good news for Princess Cruises: the Royal Line’s sixth ship left the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone today. Carnival Corporation will now begin interior design prior to delivery later next year.

The newest member of a highly successful and well-received class of ships is called Discovery Princess. The ship is built on the same foundation as her sister ships, with some fantastic new features.

State of the art characteristics

When launched late next year, Princess Cruises will outfit the Discovery Princess with many of the same features as the other Royal Class ships. This 145,000 gross ton, 3,560-passenger ship features innovative amenities and state-of-the-art technology that make cruising a worry-free experience.

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Discover Princess will have some of the largest balconies at sea, with 1,012 and 947 square feet. There will be more than 25 dining options on board, including French bistro chef Emmanuel Renaud, whose restaurant Flocons de Sel has been awarded three Michelin stars.

The ship will also feature Princess Cruises’ latest technological development, the Medallion class, which was added to the fleet a few months ago.

This portable, Internet of Things-based device allows guests on board to use all sorts of things, including. B. open cabin doors, pay for retail purchases, facilitate safety training, provide high speed internet access for watching sports, movies or video calls, and last but not least, deliver food, beverages and retail goods to any place on board upon request.

Thanks to new technological developments, the company is evolving from a stuffy cruise brand to a state-of-the-art 21st century brand.

Rendering : Princess Cruises

The princess greatly increases her capacity

There have been successes not only in the construction of high-quality ships. Princess Cruises is rejuvenating its fleet. Two more ships will be built in Italy in the coming years. The company has not been left behind in the race of companies for leadership in the global liquefied natural gas ship market.

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Princess Cruises has contracted with the same shipyard that launched the Discovery Princess to build two new LNG-powered ships for delivery in late 2023 and spring 2025, respectively.

The new ships will be the first Princess Cruises ships to run primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG), a much cleaner fuel than the highly polluting MGO and MFO. The new ships will be the largest in the Princess Cruises fleet, with 175,000 gross tons and a capacity of 4,300 people in the lower docks.

With the introduction of these brand new ships, Princess Cruises will increase its capacity by an incredible 32%, making its fleet one of the newest in the industry.

Where does the Royal Class sail?

The Princess Discovery will depart on the 1st. March 2022 for her maiden voyage from Los Angeles. Thereafter, the ship will be stationed primarily on the west coast of the United States. Below you will find the departure points of all Royal Class ships:

  • Discovering the princess: West Coast of the U.S., including Alaska and cruises to the Mexican Riviera, home ports in Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.
  • The Princess Royal: Based in Australia and Asia, Royal Princess operates cruises in Australia and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific.
  • A royal princess: Royal Princess divides its season between Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale and Mediterranean cruises from Rome, Athens and Barcelona.
  • A majestic princess: Princess’ majestic homeports in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Alaska for cruises to Alaska, the American West Coast and the Mexican Riviera.
  • The Celestial Princess: The Sky Princess divides her season between Ft. Lauderdale and Caribbean cruises, but also sailing trips to the British Isles and Northern Europe.
  • The Enchanted Princess: The Enchanted Princess sails between the Caribbean, the East Coast of the United States, the North Atlantic and Northern Europe with homeports in New York, St. Petersburg, Russia and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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