The fifth Royal-class cruise ship from Carnival-owned Princess Cruises has floated out onto the water for the very first time.
Enchantment Princess Floats Out
Enchantment Princess which is the fifth Royal-class from Princess Cruises has floated out onto the water for the very first time. A ceremony took place for the major construction milestone at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Attending the ceremony was shipyard and cruise line executives along with godmother for the float out, Miss Marinella Cossu, a historic employee of the yard.
Now that the large vessel has been floated out it means a new phase of the construction will begin. The majority of the exterior work is complete and the focus will now ship to outfitting all the interior spaces such as public lounges, cabins and more.
Enchantment Princess will become the sister to Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and the upcoming Sky Princess which enters service in just a few months.
Enchantment Princess will be a total of 145,000 gross tons and have a guest capacity of over 3,600 at double occupancy along with 1,346 crew members. There will be one more ship built in the same class which will join the fleet in 2022.
Not everything has yet been revealed about the new vessel. We do know it will feature an innovative digitally enhanced escape room and you can read more details about that right here. She will feature the largest balcony at sea named Sky Suite, a new pool retreat on the open deck, first Jazz Theater at sea named Take 5 along with many Princess Cruises favorites.
The ship will debut on June 19, 2020, out of Civitavecchia, Italy and will remain sailing a range of cruises in the Mediterranean before repositioning to begin a new service out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2020.
Starting in 2023 a new generation of Princess cruise ships will begin. The LNG powered vessels will be the largest ever constructed for the cruise line at 175,000 gross tons and a guest capacity of 4,200.
Night Rendering: Princess Cruises