Princess Cruises has welcomed the 3,660-guest Sky Princess to the fleet. The new Princess was delivered during an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The 143,000-tonne Sky Princess is the 18th ship in the Princess Cruises fleet and the first purpose-built Princess MedallionClass ship. It features an evolution of the design platform used for its three sister ships: Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.
Sky Princess boasts a host of new features that will also be on another sister ship, Enchanted Princess, which launches in Southampton in June 2020. These include two ‘Sky Suites’, which have the largest balconies at sea and are centrally located on the top decks with 270-degree panorama views. Each sleeps up to five guests.
New entertainment will feature among others the Phantom Bridge escape room, while an enhanced Princess Theatre will debut production shows ‘Rock Opera’ and ‘5-SKIES’. For the first time, guests will be able to listen to live performances and enjoy after-parties in a jazz lounge, ‘Take 5’.
Sky Princess’ inaugural cruise is a 7-day Mediterranean and Adriatic voyage on October 20, 2019. She will sail a short season in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean. The ship will return to Europe next year, sailing from Copenhagen to the Baltics and Russia.