SANTA CLARITA — Two new ships are being built for Princess Cruises, which has just signed contracts with Fincantieri for a pair of next-generation, 175,000-tonne vessels.
Scheduled for delivery in late 2023 and spring 2025, the ships will be the largest ever to be built so far in Italy. Each will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests and be the first Princess Cruises ships to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
“Princess Cruises continues to grow globally, adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted ship building a partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President. “Even more exciting is that these two ships are being designed to include our MedallionClass platform, powered by OceanMedallion, the most advanced wearable device available within the global hospitality industry.”
The OceanMedallion is a leading-edge technology that delivers personalized service through enhanced guest-crew interaction. Guests are currently experiencing Princess MedallionClass vaations onboard Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess. By the end of the year, MedallionClass vacations will be activated on three additional ships: Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, said that the ship orders honours the company’s work focused on innovation.
“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,” he added.
With five ships being built over the next six years, Princess Cruises is the fastest growing premium cruise line in the world.