An official handover ceremony was live streamed from Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy
Enchanted Princess has been delivered to Princess Cruises in an official handover ceremony live streamed from the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The ceremony was virtually attended by executives from Carnival Corporation including chairman of the board Micky Arison, president and CEO Arnold Donald, and group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia Jan Swartz. Fincantieri was represented by CEO Giuseppe Bono.
“We officially welcome Enchanted Princess into the Princess global fleet and recognise the strong bond between Carnival Corporation, Princess Cruises and Fincantieri, our long-standing shipbuilder partner,” said Swartz. “Fincantieri shares the Princess spirit of delivering the highest level of excellence, and we know they will also share in our enthusiasm with pride when the ship welcomes its first guests.”
Enchanted Princess is the 100th cruise ship built by Fincantieri, and the first ship they have completed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are so proud to deliver the new Enchanted Princess today and celebrate a major milestone of completing our 100th vessel built here at Fincantieri,” said Bono. “I must acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the shipbuilding team and yard workers who changed course in new and unfamiliar ways to complete construction on Enchanted Princess during the global pandemic. Thank you to Princess Cruises for your partnership and belief in our ability to complete this complex project.”
Enchanted Princess features Princess Cruises’ OceanMedallion wearable device, which enables expedited boarding, on-demand food ordering and keyless stateroom entry, among other enhancements. The ship includes the luxury Sky Suites first introduced on Sky Princess, with inclusive amenities and a dedicated suite experience manager. She will also feature Take Five, the first jazz theatre at sea.
“The heart and soul of the ship are always its team, and I know she is in good hands with our dedicated crew watching over her with great care and pride,” said Swartz. “We look forward to brighter days ahead, when we can officially welcome the first Enchanted Princess guests to enjoy all this beautiful ship has to offer.”
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