Royal Princess Keel Laid

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 |
by Bruce Tuten Flickr Creative Commons

Princess Cruises' newest ship is well and truly underway after a keel-laying ceremony in the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The keel-laying is the exciting beginning of the shipbuilding process for Princess, whose President and CEO travelled to Italy for the ceremony.

The Royal Princess will join the fleet in Spring 2013, and a sister is planned for her- these 2 ships marking a new class of ships, whilst still adhering to the tried-and true Princess style. Notable new features are to include a glass-enclosed walkway jutting out over the water from the top deck on the starboard side, with a glass-floored bar balancing it to port. Also new to the line will be an adults-only pool and cabana complex.



The original Royal Princess joined the line in 1984, christened by the Royal Princess Diana herself, and is now sailing as the Artemis for P&O Cruises. This newest Royal Princess is to commence sailing in spring 2013- these ships certainly aren't built in a day!

Author: Ryan Posa+

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