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Princess Cruises to incorporate 143.000 ton vessel for 3.650 pax in 2017

Monday, August 4th 2014 - 05:43 UTC
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The 600 million Euro cruise vessel is to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri The 600 million Euro cruise vessel is to be delivered by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri

Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced that it has reached an agreement with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build a new ship, which will enter service in 2017.

The as-yet unnamed 143,000-ton vessel, which will be built at an all-in cost of approximately 600 million Euros, will carry 3,560 passengers, and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships Royal Princess in 2013 and Regal Princess which entered service this past May.

The new ship will include the signature elements that have become synonymous with the Princess Cruises guest experience such as a soaring central atrium hub with multiple dining, entertainment and retail venues; the adults-only Sanctuary; Movies Under the Stars cinema experience, and 80 percent of all staterooms with balconies. The ship will also include some brand-new innovations to enhance the guest experience even further.

“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.”

She added that this is the only new order Carnival Corporation & plc anticipates for 2017. Specific features and amenities for the ship, along with deployment details, will be revealed in the coming months.

Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri Chief Executive Officer, commented: “All the orders we win are important for our Group, but some are more special than others. The one we're announcing today certainly belongs to this select category. In fact, it's no coincidence that Fincantieri is the universally recognized leader among the builders of cruise ships. It's a source of great pride to be able to immediately build another ship for a prestigious brand like Princess Cruises following the successful deliveries of two jewels like ”Royal“ and ”Regal,“ which have already become part of maritime history.”

Bono ended by saying, “Our objective has always been to build ships of the future, and thanks to the Carnival Group, the leading market player, which has reconfirmed its well-founded confidence in us, we have proven over time not only to have kept faith with this ambitious goal but also to have been able to consolidate our world leadership in a sector of absolute technological excellence, like cruise ships.”

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  • Vulcanbomber

    and it will be welcome in stanley, with no signs of burning tires, unlike in some other ports

    Aug 04th, 2014 - 07:01 am 0
  • ChrisR

    But will it be equipped with a “raping the passengers by the crew room”?

    A vomitaria for when the inevitable Norovirus and Chikungunya viruses (the latter now confirmed as being spread by mosquitoes ON the ships) hits in March and April?

    My best friend in the UK loves going on cruise ships and has just spent two weeks cruising around the UK! His wife was ill for half the time.

    Pay thousands and be ill, yeah, I'm up for that, NOT.

    Aug 04th, 2014 - 06:46 pm 0
  • mikey48

    I am sorry to say i am the odd one out of this.Why? That cruise ship is far far too large,too heavy,too big,and too many passengers.Too uncomfortable.I for one could never ever go on a cruise of anytime in my life,and other half agrees.It just so grosse on a thing like this and this large. Sorry i am out sinc,but thats me.

    Aug 04th, 2014 - 08:31 pm 0
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