PRINCESS CRUISES BIGGEST SHIP

Big is beautiful for Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises and the Fincantieri shipbuilding company will be building two next-generation cruise ships, the largest-ever built so far in Italy.

Delivery for the 4,300-guest, 175,000-tonne vessels is scheduled for late 2023 and spring 2025 respectively.

The ships will be the first from Princess Cruises to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest fossil fuel.

Jan Swartz, president for the cruise line, said: “Princess Cruises continues to grow globally, adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted ship building partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships. Moreover, these two ships are being designed to include our MedallionClass platform, powered by Ocean Medallion, the most advanced wearable device available within the global hospitality industry.”

The Ocean Medallion is a complimentary, automated piece of technology, the same size as a 10p piece, given to each guest that enables features such as keyless stateroom access and quicker and easier embarkation and disembarkation. Guests can currently experience the Medallion on Caribbean Princess and Regal Princess. By the end of the year, the Medallion will be activated on three additional ships: Royal Princess, Crown Princess and Sky Princess.


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