Discovery Princess, the latest ship to join the Princess Cruises fleet has officially been delivered in a handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.

As the 15th MedallionClass vessel, the Discovery Princess maiden season will see her travel to the Port of Los Angeles for a series of cruises to the Mexican Riviera and Californian Coast. The new Princess Cruises ship will then embark on seven-night cruises to Alaska, departing from Seattle.

John Padgett, Princess Cruises President, said: “Today marks a significant milestone for Princess Cruises as we officially take ownership of the spectacular Discovery Princess.

“We extend our immense gratitude to our long-time and trusted partners at Fincantieri, the shipbuilders of all six of our Royal-Class vessels with Discovery Princess and look forward to welcoming our first guests to experience the beauty of the ship when they embark in just a few weeks.”

The new Princess Cruises ship has a maximum capacity of 3,660 guests and shares much of the luxury and style of her sister ships, Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess. Sky Suite staterooms offer 270-degree sweeping views and one of the biggest balconies at sea.

Click here to see the available cruises on board Discovery Princess.