Keel Laying Ceremony of Princess Cruises Vessel Held
The keel laying ceremony of the new unit for Princess Cruises was held today at Fincantieri Monfalcone Shipyard.
The new vessel, which has been ordered by the Carnival Group for the shipowner Princess Cruises, will go to sea in 2017 and it will be the first vessel to be designed and built specifically for the Chinese market. With its 145,000 gross tonnage, the ship will host 3,560 passengers and will be built on the basis of the successful project of the twin vessels “Royal Princess” and “Regal Princess”, built in the same shipyard and delivered in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
These ships represent a new technological benchmark in Europe and worldwide for their innovative layout, the outstanding performance and the top quality of their state-of-the-art technology. They witness that innovation and customer care of a market leader such the Carnival Group are essential levers to tackle a crisis such the ongoing one.
Fincantieri has built 70 cruise ships since 1990 (of which 47 from 2002) and other 14 ships are currently being designed or built in the Group's yards.