Fincantieri’s third 'Royal' for Princess

31 Jul 2014
The new Princess cruiser will be sister vessel to the “Royal Princess” launched in 2013

The new Princess cruiser will be sister vessel to the “Royal Princess” launched in 2013

Fincantieri and Princess Cruises, part of US cruise group Carnival Corporation & plc, say they have reached an agreement to build a new ship for the company at an all-in cost for the shipowner of approximately €600m.

The 143,000 tonne ship, which will enter service in 2017, will carry 3,560 passengers and feature the successful design platform introduced by sister ships “Royal Princess” in 2013 and “Regal Princess” which entered service this May.

Giuseppe Bono, chief executive officer, Fincantieri, said: "Our objective has always been to build ships of the future, and thanks to the Carnival Group, which has reconfirmed its well-founded confidence in us, we have proven over time not only to have kept faith with this ambitious goal but also to have been able to consolidate our world leadership in a segment of absolute technological excellence, like cruise ships.”

Fincantieri is one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, which in over 200 years of maritime history has built more than 7,000 vessels.

Princess Cruises One of the best-known names in cruising, first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service.

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