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Sky Princess – The New Love Boat

December 3, 2017

(Image courtesy of Princess)

Princess Cruises next ship will be named Sky Princess. She will enter service in October 2019, and will be the fourth in the line’s ‘Royal Class’ of ship. She will carry 3,600 passengers and will have a gross tonnage of 143,700.

She will enter service in the Mediterranean with 10 cruises and eight different itineraries.

This is not the first Princess cruise ship to carry the name ‘Sky Princess’. When Princess merged with Sitmar Cruises in 1988, Sky Princess joined the fleet and sailed for Princess for 12 years. The American television series ‘The Love Boat’, (1977 to 1986) set on-board a cruise ship was filmed on-board a number of similar Princess ships, including ‘Sky’.

Now, more than 30 years later, a new ‘Sky Princess’ will join the fleet.

Sky Princess will have the signature elements of the Royal-class ships, however Princess teased that Sky Princess will have some new features, with details to be revealed in the coming months.

Sky Princess will be one of a record six ships that Princess is dedicating to Europe in 2019. Tthree ships will be based out of the UK: Sapphire Princess, Crown Princess and Pacific Princess — while Regal Princess and Emerald Princess will join Sky Princess in the Mediterranean.

Princess has plans for a fifth Royal-class ship, which is also currently under construction at a Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. She’s expected to debut in 2020.