Trieste, 10th July 2015 – The keel laying ceremony of the new unit for Princess Cruises has been held today at Fincantieri Monfalcone Shipyard. The third of the Royal Princess class and the first vessel to be designed and built for the Chinese market.
The new vessel, which has been ordered by the Carnival Group for the shipowner Princess Cruises, will go to sea in 2017 and it will be the first vessel to be designed and built specifically for the Chinese market. With its 145,000 gross tonnage, the ship will host 3,560 passengers and will be built on the basis of the successful project of the twin vessels Royal Princess and Regal Princess, built in the same shipyard and delivered in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
These ships represent a new technological benchmark in Europe and worldwide for their innovative layout, the outstanding performance and the top quality of their state-of-the-art technology. They witness that innovation and customer care of a market leader such the Carnival Group are essential levers to tackle a crisis such the ongoing one.