Princess Cruises today took delivery of Sky Princess at an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Sky Princess is the first purpose-built Princess MedallionClass ship for the cruise line and is the 18th ship to join its fleet. It features an evolution of the design platform used for its three sister ships: Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said:
We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-time shipbuilding partner Fincantieri who delivered Sky Princess to us today. As our new flagship in the fleet, Sky Princess represents the absolute best Princess Cruises has to offer our guests by connecting them with what matters most, unique destinations, loved ones, and new friends, while enjoying all the state-of the-art experiences in comfort and style.
Sky Princess boasts a host of new features that will feature on 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 includes the Phantom Bridge escape room, while an enhanced Princess Theatre will debut production shows ‘Rock Opera’ and ‘5-SKIES’. 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 and will return to Europe next year, sailing from Copenhagen to the Baltics and Russia.