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Work Begins on Fourth Royal Class Ship for Princess Cruises

November 11, 2016 Cruise No Comments Email Email

The steel cutting ceremony of the bow section of the fourth Royal Class ship for Princess Cruises was held Nov. 3 at Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. This new build design follows sister ships Royal, Regal, and Majestic Princess, and is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

“Today’s steel cutting of Hull 6268 signals the continuation of a 16 year partnership that has delivered some of the most spectacular and innovative cruise ships at sea for Princess Cruises,” said Keith Taylor, Princess Cruises executive vice president of fleet operations. “We are delighted with the longevity of our partnership with Fincantieri and know that this next ship will follow on the successful design platform demonstrated with her sister ships.”


(From left to right) Firouz Mal, Newbuild Project Manager, Keith Taylor, Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations, Elio Autiero, General Manager of Human Resources and Carlo Febbraro, Director of Shipboard Technical Personnel, at the steel cutting ceremony for the new Princess ship.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at

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