Princess Cruises has ordered two ‘next-generation’ new ships, in addition to the three Royal-class vessels already on order.
The new ships will be Princess Cruises’ most environmentally friendly to date and will be powered primarily by LNG to reduce emissions.
The two new ships will weigh in at 175,000 tonnes and will accommodate around 4,300 passengers – the largest by capacity in the Princess fleet.
The two new Princess Cruises ships will be built by Fincantieri in Italy for delivery in late 2023 and spring 2025.
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said: “This revolutionary platform for next-generation, LNG-powered cruise ships will introduce innovative design and leisure experiences driven by the future holiday and lifestyle trends of our guests.”
Giuseppe Bono, Fincantieri chief executive, added: “We are proud to extend our long-established partnership with Princess Cruises. After so many years, we are ready to enter a new era of this industry, increasingly aimed at reducing even more of our environmental impact. We proudly do this with an all-time record project, both in terms of size and technology.”
Further details of the two new ships will be released at a later date.
Royal Class Ships
Princess Cruises three Royal Class ships, also on order with Fincantieri, are scheduled for delivery in October 2019 (Sky Princess), 2020 and 2022.