Princess Cruises finalises order for two LNG ships with Fincantieri

Princess Cruises finalises order for two LNG ships with Fincantieri
Princess’s new ships will be larger than the Royal Class vessels, including Sky Princess, which Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard will deliver this October (Image: Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises has finalised its order for two next-generation, dual-fuel cruise ships from Fincantieri, which will be the largest ever built in Italy when they debut in late 2023 and spring 2025.

The 4,300-guest, 175,000gt vessels will be the first in the be the first in the Princess Cruises fleet to be primarily powered by LNG fuel, which will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil usage.

“Princess Cruises continues to grow globally, adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted shipbuilding partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises’ president. “Even more exciting is that these two ships are being designed to include our MedallionClass platform, powered by Ocean Medallion, the most advanced wearable device available within the global hospitality industry.”

Fincantieri has built multiple vessels for Princess Cruises and is currently constructing Sky Princess, which will be delivered by its Monfalcone yard This October.

“This result proves, once again, the trust we receive from the market, which allows us to look to the future with ambition,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “It honours our great work focused on innovation thanks to which we have been able to offer to the client a record-breaking proposal not only in terms of size. We firmly believe that a new class of Princess Cruises’ ships, one of Carnival Group’s top brands, can stem from this promising project. In fact, for Princess Cruises, we have received orders for 21 ships, another unprecedented result in this industry.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, April 1, 2019