Princess Cruises has begun cutting steel for its fourth Royal Class ship 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.
Attending the steel cutting ceremony were 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.
Ships in the Royal Class offer a variety of new amenities, including culinary experiences inspired by the ship’s ports of call. Sister ships in the class have included the exclusive Chef’s Table Lumiere dining experience, hosted by the line’s Princess Executive Chef and including a private galley tour and a multicourse dinner served at a grand custom-designed table where guests are surrounded by a glimmering curtain of light, as well as the line’s Crown Grill & Bar American steakhouse, and Alfredo’s, the line’s Italian and Neapolitan pizza restaurant named after Master Chef Alfredo Marzi.
Taylor said that the steel cutting signals the continuation of the 16 year partnership between Princess Cruises and Fincantieri.