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.
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.