Princess Cruises Signs Agreement For Third Royal Class Ship

Princess Cruises has signed an agreement with Fincantieri for the construction of a new 143,000 ton ship to be delivered in 2017.

The new ship will share a similar design to sister ships Royal and Regal Princess, both which entered service with Princess in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new ship will carry over designs and amenities found aboard her sister ships, including the expansive Piazza, the adults only retreat The Sanctuary, Movies Under The Stars, and a number of new amenities unique to the as of yet unnamed ship.

“We are incredibly excited to add this fabulous new ship to our already formidable fleet,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Royal Princess and Regal Princess have been exceptionally successful for us and have received numerous accolades from guests, travel agents and media, so adding another sister ship will enable us to continue to expand our innovative vacation experiences. We’re very pleased that this new ship order is an indication of the confidence that our parent Carnival Corporation has in the future of the Princess brand.”

The new ship will carry approximately 3,560 guests in a variety of staterooms, 80% of which will include a private verandah. The ship will be constructed at Fincantieri’s main shipyard located in Monfalcone, Italy at a price of approximately $805,000,000.

The new Princess ship, to be delivered in 2017, is expected to be the only new Carnival Corporation ship to enter service in 2017.

Announced On July 30, 2014 – The Cruise Currents staff was out of the office at the time of this announcement. We apologize for the delay.

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