Princess Cruises orders two new ships


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.

Royal Princess at Ocean Terminal, Southampton

Royal Princess at Ocean Terminal, Southampton

‘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.

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Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Line's Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruising lifestyle!

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