Princess Names Fifth Royal-class Ship Enchanted Princess

Princess Cruises has announced the name of its fifth Royal-class ship: the Enchanted Princess. The new cruise ship is scheduled to debut June 15, 2020, with a series of European voyages. Bookings for the new ship’s inaugural summer 2020 season will open November 8, 2018.

After the debut of the Enchanted Princess, the next new Royal-class ship for Princess Cruises will be slated to launch in 2022. The cruise line also has two new ships powered by eco-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG) on order, bringing its new ship order to five ships in six years.

Construction of the 3,660-passenger Enchanted Princess will take place in the Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard. Billed as an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous Royal-class ships, the Enchanted Princess will have the line’s new Sky Suites, which can host up to five guests in a space with a 700-square-foot balcony, the largest-ever balconies for the cruise line. Dining options will include a variety of buffet and pizza options, as well as specialty venues including Chef’s Table Lumiere, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, The Salty Dog Gastropub, Crown Grill and Ultimate Balcony Dining.

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Other amenities on the new ship will include additional spa tubs, as well as two deep-tank pools, linked by sunken communal seating, next to dancing fountains and a top-deck bar. There will also be an infinity-style Wakeview poll and bar at the ship’s aft. In addition to the line’s signature activities, such as the Movies Under the Stars, a new Princess Live! and Café venue will host a changing lineup of live performances, along with coffee, tea and drinks.

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