Sky Princess Finishes Sea Trials Ahead of October Debut

Sky Princess

Princess Cruises fourth Royal Class vessel, Sky Princess, successfully completed her sea trials ahead of her October debut. The new cruise ship set out to sea from the construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and was put through a series of maneuvers to test the propulsion, steering and navigational equipment. After a successful six days of trials, Sky Princess is now back in the shipyard for further exterior and interior finishing to prepare for the maiden Oct. 20, 2019 seven-day Mediterranean & Adriatic cruise from Athens to Barcelona.…

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Princess Cruises Announces Name of 5th Royal Class Ship

Enchanted Princess

As the hurried pace of new cruise ship announcements and launches continues, Princess Cruises has announced the name of their 5th Royal Class cruise ship set to launch in June 2020. The new vessel, which follows the four other Royal class ships; Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess (joining the feet in October 2019) will be named Enchanted Princess. Enchanted Princess is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2020 sailing on a series of European voyages. Bookings for her maiden season, summer 2020, will open on November…

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Princess Cruises to Build Two NextGen LNG Cruise Ships

Princess Cruises has ordered two ships with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A., on a next-generation platform that will be dual-fuel powered — primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the marine industry’s most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. The announcement follows a growing list of cruise lines planning new cruise ships powered by LNG. Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises said: The two Princess LNG cruise ships will be 175,000 gross tons and will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests (lower berths). Specification details for the ship…

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Cast of The Love Boat to Receive Star on Walk of Fame

The Love Boat

After 40 years, the beloved television show “The Love Boat” along with Princess Cruises, will be honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame. “The Love Boat” premiered in May 1977 and ran for 10 seasons, and was one of the highest-rated, prime-time television shows in the country. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, superintendent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will honor Princess Cruises and the original cast of “The Love Boat;” Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Jill Whelan (Vicki), Ted Lange (Isaac), Bernie…

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Star Princess Cruise Ship Debuts New Features

Following a two-week multi-million-dollar renovation, the Star Princess returned to regular service with some of Princess Cruises latest product innovations and enhancements to various onboard areas. Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president said: The new Star Princess enhancements include: Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria – this signature specialty restaurant now offers updated décor and a new menu developed in collaboration with Chef Angelo Auriana, Executive Chef and partner at the authentic Italian restaurants, The Factory Kitchen and Officine BRERA, in Los Angeles.  Inspired by fresh Northern Italian flavors the menu features handmade pasta…

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