Fincantieri begins constructing Princess Cruises’ Star Princess

Italian shipbuilder hosts keel-laying ceremony in Monfalcone to celebrate start of build

Fincantieri begins constructing Princess Cruises’ Star Princess

Princess Cruises

Princess and Fincantieri executives weld a Princess Medallion to Star Princess during ceremony in Italy

By Laura Hyde |

Fincantieri has started constructing the second of Princess Cruises’ Sphere-class ships, Star Princess, celebrating the milestone with a keel-laying ceremony in Monfalcone, Italy.

After Star Princess’s keel was lowered into position, Princess and Fincantieri executives welded a Princess Medallion into the ship, which will accommodate 4,300 guests.

“Our multi-decade shipbuilding collaboration continues to progress as we build spectacular ships that are enabled by the most advanced technology available while infusing magnificent Italian craftsmanship and respecting beautiful Princess design heritage,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises.

Fincantieri and its partners will spend more than two million hours building Star Princess, which will be 20 per cent larger than any of the line’s existing ships and will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG. Star Princess is scheduled to make its debut in August 2025 with cruises to the Mediterranean.

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