SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises has placed orders for two new ships, the biggest vessels ever for the cruise line’s fleet, with delivery slated for late 2023 and spring 2025.
The two ships will be 175,000 gross tons and will accommodate about 4,300 guests. Details about the ship design, along with anticipated features and amenities of this all-new platform design for Princess Cruises, will be revealed in the near future, says Princess.
The next-gen ships will be built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and will be Princess Cruises’ first ships to be dual-fuel powered, primarily by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
“We look forward to collaborating with Fincantieri to bring our vision for this next- generation premium cruise ship into service,” says Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises already has three new Royal-class ships on order with Fincantieri, including its next new ship, Sky Princess, currently under construction and scheduled for delivery in October 2019. The two other Royal-class ships are planned for delivery in 2020 and 2022.
The agreement for these newly-announced two new next-generation cruise ships represent parent company Carnival Corporation’s 10th and 11th contracted LNG-based vessels and are part of the company’s ongoing fleet enhancement strategy.
Carnival Corp. currently has 20 new ships under contract and scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2025.