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Majestic Princess Delivered

April 6, 2017

Majestic Princess (Courtesy Princess Cruises)

Princess Cruises  took delivery of the first purpose-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, the Majestic Princess on the 30th March, 2017.

Italian ship-builder Fincantieri delivered the vessel at the Monfalcone shipyard, in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni.

The 143,000 gross tonne Majestic Princess can accommodate up to 4,250 passengers.

Majestic Princess is the third ship in the ‘Royal Class’, being the sister of 2013’s Royal Princess and 2014’s Regal Princess.

P&O’s Britannia (2015) is also a very similar design to the Princesses ‘Royal Class’ ships.

(Princess Cruises)

Sapphire Princess review: HERE

New Ships for Princess and HAL

January 22, 2017
(Courtesy HAL)

(Courtesy HAL)

The Carnival Corporation has announced that it had signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships for Holland America and Princess.

With the new agreement, Carnival Corporation now has 19 new ships scheduled to be delivered between 2017 and 2022.

Holland America Line’s new ship will be built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy, with an expected delivery in 2021, and the ship for Princess Cruises will be built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone, Italy, shipyard with an expected delivery in 2022.

Holland America Line’s new 99,500-ton, 2,660-guest ship will be its third “Pinnacle” class vessel, following the design of the line’s newest and largest ship, ms Koningsdam, and its sister ship, Nieuw Statendam, scheduled for delivery in November 2018.

Princess Cruises’ new 145,000-ton ship will carry 3,660 passengers and will be its sixth “Royal” class vessel.

The two yet-to-be-named vessels also under construction by Fincantieri scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020.

(Carnival)

Royal & Sapphire Princess to Homeport in Southampton, 2018

November 18, 2016

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Princess Cruises has revealed that Royal Princess — christened in Southampton by the Duchess of Cambridge in 2013 — will return to the U.K. in 2018 to mark the ship’s fifth anniversary.

See full Cruise Critic article: HERE

Malcolm says: This is interesting news. P&O’s Britannia is of course essentially the same ship as Royal Princess and will operate form Southampton for part of 2018. However they are both Carnival brands, so whichever one you might choose, Carnival win.  Carnival also own Cunard as well, providing a third Carnival-brand choice form Southampton..