Princess Cruises completes sea trials of newest ship

Princess Cruises completes sea trials of newest ship
Sky Princess will feature Sky Suites, escape rooms and a new spa when launches in 2020 (Image: Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises has completed the sea trials of its newest ship, Sky Princess. The 3,660-guest cruise ship set out to sea from a construction dock at Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and was put through its paces with a series of manoeuvres to test the propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.

After a successful six days of trials, Sky Princess is now back in the shipyard where she will undergo further exterior and interior finishing in preparation for her seven-day Mediterranean and Adriatic maiden voyage on October 20, 2019.

The ship will sail a short season in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean.

Sky Princess will be an evolution of sister ships Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess. Her enhancements will also feature on Enchanted Princess, which launches in Southampton in June 2020. They include: two ‘Sky Suites’, which have the largest balconies at sea and will be centrally located on the top decks; new entertainment such as the jazz lounge ‘Take Five’; more than 25 dining venues and bars; escape rooms; and a redesigned spa-inspired top deck retreat.

A number of new technologies will also feature onboard. The Princess MedallionClass experience, featuring the complimentary OceanMedallion wearable device, enables passengers to benefit from expedited arrival, touchless stateroom entry, a number of on-demand services, a family and friends locator and more.

Princess Cruises is offering a 7-day Eastern Caribbean voyage on Sky Princess, departing February 22, 2020. Sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ports of call are Princess Cays (Bahamas), St Thomas and St Maarten.

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
11 September 2019

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