Discovery Princess floated out in Italy

Discovery Princess, the sixth Royal-class ship built for Princess Cruises was floated out today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

Princess Cruises‘ new vessel Discovery Princess has reached a major milestone in her construction. After workers painted the company’s distinctive Sea Witch on her hull, the new vessel was floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. Following today’s float out ceremony the interior fittings of Discovery Princess will now begin, leading the vessel to delivery, which is scheduled for next year.

The new unit, at 145,000 gross tons, is built on the basis of the successful sister ships Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess, which were built and delivered in the same shipyard starting from 2013.

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Like her sister ships, Discovery Princess will represent a new technological benchmark in Europe and worldwide for her innovative layout, outstanding performances and the top quality of its state-of-the-art marine technology.

The partnership between the Monfalcone yard and Princess Cruises will continue with two next-
generation cruise ships. These will be the largest built so far in Italy with a gross-tonnage of
175,000 tons. The ships will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests and will be the first of the ship owner’s fleet to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

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