TRIESTE, Italy 24 March 2021: Discovery Princess, the newest ship for Princess Cruises, a brand within Carnival Corporation, floated out on 18 March at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled next year.

The
new vessel, at 145,000 gross tons, is the sixth Royal-class ship following
Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess and Enchanted
Princess, built and delivered in the same shipyard starting from 2013,
introducing a new generation of ships so well-received by the cruise
passengers.

Like
its sister ships, the vessel will represent a new technological benchmark
worldwide for its innovative layout, outstanding performances and the top
quality of its state-of-the-art marine technology. It will be the best proof that
innovation and customer care are fundamental levers in showcasing market
leadership and will further consolidate Fincantieri’s long-time partnership
with Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator and leisure
travel company.

The
partnership between the Monfalcone yard and Princess Cruises will continue with
two next-generation cruise ships. These will be the largest built so far in
Italy with a gross-tonnage of 175,000 tons, will accommodate approximately
4,300 guests and will be the first of the ship owner’s fleet to be dual-fuel
powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Guests
on the Discovery Princess will be able to enjoy ‘Truly Touchless’ experiences
and personalised services through the cruise line’s  MedallionClass Experience that supports new
health protocols.

The cruise line’s award-winning OceanMedallionTM wearable device replaces the traditional cruise card and pairs with embedded IoT (“Internet of things”) – driven innovative technology to significantly expand touch-free options and personalisation onboard Princess MedallionClass ships, including touchless embarkation and disembarkation, keyless stateroom entry, completely contactless commerce, simplified safety training, on-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere onboard and other services.

MedallionClass
ships also offer unprecedented connectivity that is fast, reliable and
unlimited through MedallionNet, hailed as the best Wi-Fi at sea. With a
wireless access point in every stateroom, guests can stream favourite movies,
shows, games and music; connect to favourite social media sites; and video chat
from anywhere on the ship.

Visit: www.princess.com