Fincantieri delivers Sky Princess to Princes Cruises

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Fincantieri has delivered the cruise ship Sky Princess to Princess Cruises at its Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, during a ceremony attended by the deputy minister of economy and finance Laura Castelli.

The Sky Princess is the 17th ship built by Fincantieri for Princess Cruises, and the first of the Princess Medallion Class that features interactive entertainment and enhanced guest-to-crew interaction. The 145,000 gross ton ship can hold 4,610 passengers in 1,830 cabins and is served by a crew of 1,411.

Two further cruise ships of this class will be delivered to Princess Cruises in 2020 and 2021 respectively, while another pair of next-generation ships are scheduled for delivery in 2023 and spring 2025. The largest to be built in Italy at 175,000 tons, these vessels will be the first of Princess Cruises’s fleet to be dual-powered, primarily operating on liquified natural gas. Fincantieri has built 95 cruise ships since 1990 for Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Princess Cruises.

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