New cruise ships will be LNG-powered
Princess Cruises have announced they have ordered two new 175,000 GRT 4,300-passenger cruise ships from Fincantieri. They will be built in Monfalcone, Italy.
The two new ships will be the first LNG-powered cruise ships for Carnival Corporation that are being built in Italy and are due in Late 2023 and Spring 2025.
‘This revolutionary platform for next-generation, LNG-powered cruise ships will introduce innovative design and leisure experiences driven by the future vacation and lifestyle trends of our guests – further evolving the already best-in-class Princess Cruises experience we deliver today. We look forward to collaborating with Fincantieri to bring our vision for this next- generation premium cruise ship into service,’ said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: ‘We are proud to further extend our long-established partnership with Princess Cruises, a brand we are indeed tied to since our comeback to the cruise ship industry in 1990. After so many years, we are getting ready to enter, together, into a new era of our industry, increasingly aimed at reducing environmental impact.’
Princess Cruises’ next new ship to launch is Sky Princess, due in November 2019.