Princess Cruises today announced they have signed an agreement with Fincantieri to build two new LNG powered cruise ships. The new builds are slated to be delivered in late 2023 and spring 2025 and will be built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The two ships will be 175,000 gross tonnes and carry approximately 4,300 passengers. More details about the ship’s design and what we can expect onboard will be announced in the future.
“This revolutionary platform for next-generation, LNG-powered cruise ships will introduce innovative design and leisure experiences driven by the future holiday and lifestyle trends of our guests – further evolving the already best-in-class Princess Cruises experience we deliver today. We look forward to collaborating with Fincantieri to bring our vision for this next-generation premium cruise ship into service.”
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises
These will be the first LNG dual-fuel powered ships in the Princess fleet. LNG is the marine industry’s most environmentally friendly fuel technology and the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, which will significantly reduce air emissions.
The two new builds are in addition to the three new Royal-class ships that are currently on order with the next new ship, Sky Princess, under construction and scheduled for delivery in October 2019.
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