Princess Cruises has taken delivery of Sky Princess from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The new cruise ship is an evolution of the Royal-class.
Sky Princess Delivered from Fincantieri
The Carnival-owned cruise line has celebrated today after taking delivery of Sky Princess at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. She is also the first in the fleet to be built from the ground up as a Princess MedallionClass ship with all that super impressive innovation and tech.
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said:
“We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-time shipbuilding partner Fincantieri who delivered Sky Princess to us today.”
“As our new flagship in the fleet, Sky Princess represents the absolute best Princess Cruises has to offer our guests by connecting them with what matters most, unique destinations, loved ones, and new friends, while enjoying all the state-of the-art experiences in comfort and style.”
The new cruise ship is an evolution of the Royal-class ships and is similar in design. The vessel is 143,700 gross tons and has a gust capacity of 3,660 at double occupancy.
The purpose-built MedallionClass vessel features the complimentary OceanMedallion wearable device, MedallionClass vacations deliver an entirely new level of service and creates a vacation that is more seamless, effortless and personalized.
Sky Princess will start her inaugural season in Europe on a seven-day Mediterranean & Adriatic maiden voyage from Athens to Barcelona on Oct. 20, 2019. The ship will sail a series of Mediterranean voyages before debuting in North America on Dec. 1, 2019, for a season of Caribbean cruises from Ft. Lauderdale.
Sky Princess shares all of the spectacular style and elegance of her sister ships – Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Majestic Princess. The ship also debuts the new luxurious Sky Suites, with expansive views from the largest balconies at sea.
In addition, two new entertainment experiences are offered – Phantom Bridge, a world’s first game combining digital and physical elements for the ultimate immersive escape room, and Take 5, the only jazz theater at sea, celebrating the iconic sounds, culture and history of jazz.
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The Princess Cruises fleet continues to expand with Enchanted Princess in June 2020, Discovery Princess in November 2021 and two additional ships in 2023 and 2025.