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Discovery Princess Floated Out at Fincantieri Shipyard

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Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Discovery Princess, was floated out at the shipyard on Thursday, marking a major milestone in the vessel’s construction.

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Discovery Princess (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

The 3,660-passenger vessel is currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. It is Princess’ sixth and final Royal Class ship, following Royal, Regal, Majestic, Sky, and Enchanted Princess — all of which were built at the same Fincantieri shipyard starting ten years ago.

Now, work on the interior construction, fittings, and final touches will begin, leading to Discovery Princess’ scheduled delivery to Princess Cruises next year.

About Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess will boast eight different stateroom categories — including four different types of suites— and the fleet’s largest balconies. It will also feature the exclusive Sanctuary sundeck; two deep-tank swimming pools, and an infinity-style pool.

Onboard dining options will include the World Fresh Marketplace buffet, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, classic Princess favorite Crown Grill steakhouse, The Salty Dog Gastropub, and Gigi’s Pizzeria offering hand-tossed pies hot out of the oven.

READ MORE: Holland America and Princess Open Alaska Lodges for Summer 2021

Other ship amenities and activities will include Movies Under the Stars on the pool deck, The Voice of the Ocean singing competition, the cruise line’s largest-ever spa thermal suite, and exclusive youth clubs for kids and teens.

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A rendering of Movies Under the Stars on Sky Princess, sister-ship to Discovery Princess (Rendering courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Fincantieri & Princess Cruises

The partnership between Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival Corporation, and Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard will continue with two more next-generation cruise ships. They will be the largest built so far in Italy, coming in at 175,000 gross tons and accommodating around 4,300 passengers each. They will be the first in Princess’ fleet to be duel-fuel powered primarily by liquefied natural gas. Deliveries for those vessels are scheduled for 2023 and 2025.

Float out information via Princess’ Twitter account and Cruise Industry News

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