Princess Cruises have announced plans for a third Royal-class ship to be delivered in 2017.
After the success of Royal Princess and Regal Princess, this third sister ship is set to impress the world once again. She will be built at the same place, the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.
The new ship will be the same design as Royal and Regal but set to feature new innovations. She will cost approximately €600 million and carry around 3, 560 guests.
Jan Swart, President of Princess Cruises said “We are incredibly excited to add this fabulous new ship to our already formidable fleet. Royal Princess and Regal Princess have been exceptionally successful for us and have received numerous accolades from guests, travel agents and media, so adding another sister ship will enable us to continue to expand our innovative vacation experiences. We’re very pleased that this new ship order is an indication of the confidence that our parent Carnival Corporation has in the future of the Princess brand.” She added that this is the only new order Carnival Corporation & plc anticipates for 2017.”
No details on itineraries have been released yet.
By Sally Grimes