SINGAPORE 1 February 2022: The newest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet – Discovery Princess – was delivered during an official handover at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Discovery Princess expands
the Princess Cruises fleet to 15 MedallionClass vessels and features an
evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous
Royal-Class ships. The Discovery Princess handover was attended by John
Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, Captain Gennaro Arma, and Luigi
Matarazzo, General Manager Merchant Ships Division of Fincantieri.
“Today marks a significant
milestone for Princess Cruises as we officially take ownership of the spectacular
Discovery Princess,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “We extend
our immense gratitude to our long-time and trusted partners at Fincantieri, the
shipbuilders of all six of our Royal-Class vessels with Discovery Princess and
look forward to welcoming our first guests to experience the beauty of the ship
when they embark in just a few weeks.”
The 3,660-guest Discovery
Princess is the sixth and final Royal-Class newbuild and shares all of her
sister ships’ spectacular style and luxury – Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess,
Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess. With an array of
innovative new experiences, guests will enjoy 270-degree sweeping views from
the largest balconies at sea in the Sky Suites, unwind in ultimate comfort at
The Sanctuary and indulge the senses with world-class dining options. Plus,
Princess live entertainment presents mesmerizing new Broadway-style production
shows that can only be seen in the state-of-the-art Princess Theater. Discovery
Princess uses the latest technologies to reduce fuel consumption, treat
wastewater, and support our environmental compliance efforts.
In addition, Discovery
Princess is the newest ship to join the fleet offering Princess MedallionClass
Vacations which begins with the Medallion™ wearable, a quarter-sized device
that enables everything from expedited contactless boarding to locating loved
ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever
guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship. In
addition, guests can share their favourite cruise moments using MedallionNet,
the best WiFi at sea, as well as stay connected with friends and family back
home, work remotely anywhere on the ship, quickly post content and stream
favourite movies and shows.
Discovery Princess will
depart Italy and make her way to the Port of Los Angeles to sail on a series of
Mexican Riviera and California Coast voyages from 27 March – 24 April 2022,
before heading up the Pacific coast to begin a season of seven-day Alaska
cruises from Seattle.
More information about Discovery Princess can be found at https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/xp-discovery-princess/