Fincantieri’s largest ship is launched
The newest ship to be added to the Princess Cruises fleet, ‘Royal Princess’, was launched recently at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard.
The new flagship is the largest ever to be built by Fincantieri. The Royal Princess weighs in at 141,000 gt and measures 330m long by 38m wide. With 1,780 cabins – 81% of which have balconies – it has a total capacity for over 5,600 people including crew members.
The innovative design of the ship complies with the latest regulations in shipping and utilises space to avoid any wasted tonnage. Its design also allows it to save energy to reduce emissions, reduces operating costs and allows the ship to operate in every possible type of terrain and environmentally protected regions where navigation is restricted.
Fincantieri’s shipyard manager, Carlo De Marco and president and CEO of Princess Cruises, Alan Buckelew were amongst those present at the ceremony for the cruise line which is owned by the Carnival Group.
The delivery of the Royal Princess is scheduled for spring of 2013. Fincantieri are also building a sister ship which will be delivered in 2014.
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