SINGAPORE, 22 July 2021: In fewer than 200 days, the newest Princess Cruises ship – Discovery Princess – will debut at the Port of Los Angeles in spring 2022 for an inaugural season of Mexican Riviera and California Coast cruises.
Discovery Princess is Princess Cruises’ third
vessel designed from the ground up with Princess MedallionClass and the final
Royal-class ship. Discovery Princess offers the innovative technology,
spectacular style and design features of its sister ships – Royal Princess,
Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess.
Enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from the largest
balconies at sea, unwind in ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary and indulge in
world-class dining options from Michelin-star chefs. Princess Live
Entertainment presents spectacular new productions that can only be seen in the
state-of-the-art Princess Theater.
The Sky Suites feature the cruise line’s largest
balconies at sea which comes with exclusive amenities, attentive service and a
dedicated Suite Experience Manager. Crowning the heights of the ship, each Sky
Suite hosts up to five guests, offering a 270-degree panorama. Complementing
the exquisitely appointed interior living spaces, a luxuriously furnished over
the 1,000-square-foot balcony – the largest at sea – allows guests to relax
privately or host their own celebrations or catered events.
Princess Cruises has also unveiled Dine My Way, another flexible MedallionClass enhancement that makes it easy for guests to pre-plan and tailor their dining experiences, and pairs with the revolutionary OceanNowon-demand service to offer the ultimate in onboard dining flexibility and convenience.
In addition to service on demand, Princess
MedallionClass Vacations are also marked by touchless embarkation and
disembarkation, frictionless commerce, and keyless stateroom entry. Additional
contactless capabilities accessible using smartphones and tablets include
way-finding, family and friends locator, and interactive fun.
Discovery Princess is being built by Italian
shipbuilder Fincantieri and can carry 3,660 guests. Captain Gennaro Arma will
officially bring the ship into service from the shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy,
joined at the launch by an experienced team of executive officers, including
Chief Engineer Vincenzo Alfi, Staff Captain Alessandro Genzo and Hotel General
Manager Richard Harry.
When Captain Arma is on leave, Captain John
Smith will take over the navigation and leadership of Discovery Princess and
serve together with Chief Engineer Tomislav Ljoka, Staff Captain PetarLesic and
Hotel General Manager Jasper Wolthuis.
About Captain Gennaro Arma
Captain Gennaro Arma began his career with Princess Cruises in 1998 as a Cadet and moved up the ranks achieving his first command as Captain of Sea Princess in 2015, where he navigated the ship on two world cruises. He took the helm of Diamond Princess in 2018 and in 2020, led his team of “gladiators” through unchartered territory managing the COVID-19 virus onboard at the start of the global pandemic. As a result of his efforts, he was honoured with the recognition of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, the highest of the orders of the Italian Republic, and selected among the 20 most influential Italian characters of the year by Vanity Fair in December 2020.