Princess Cruises Reveals Name of Fifth Royal-Class Ship
Princess Cruises will name its fifth Royal-Class ship Enchanted Princess.
The vessel is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2020 sailing on a series of European voyages, and her arrival will be followed by the debut of the line's sixth Royal-Class vessel in 2022.
Construction of the 143,700gt, 3,660-passenger Enchanted Princess will take place in the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard with the ship set to feature an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line's previous Royal-Class ships. She will accommodate 3,660 guests and 1,346 crew.
Enchanted Princess is a sister ship to four other Royal-Class ships in the cruise line's fleet – Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess (joining the fleet in October 2019).
Princess Cruises currently operates a fleet of 17 cruise ships, sailing voyages around the globe. The cruise line also has two new LNG-powered ships on order, bringing its new ship order to five ships in six years. The LNG-powered ships are expected to be delivered from Fincantieri in 2023 and 2025. The two ships will be Princess' largest vessels, each 175,000gt and accommodating about 4,300 passengers.
Earlier this year, Princess Cruises completed a refurbishment of its 2,000-passenger ship Sun Princess in Singapore. The enhancements included a redesigned youth center, new premium staterooms and upgraded onboard shopping. The enhancements are part of the line's “Come Back New Promise” campaign, with £330 million ($423 million) being invested across the line’s existing fleet of 17 ships. In 2020, Sun Princess will be docked in Yokohama Port and serve as a floating hotel during the Tokyo Olympics.