Regal Princess coming along nicely
Fincantieri has built 63 cruise ships since 1990, including 13 only for Princess Cruises. Another 11 ships are being built or about to be built in the Group's yards.
Regal Princess, the newest ship to be developed by Princess Cruises, is well on track to make its debut next month.
According to reports, the new vessel has successfully completed five days of sea trials this week. The trials involve a number of special manoeuvres being carried out at sea in order to test the ship’s propulsion systems ahead of its launch.
The tests are also used to ensure that steering and navigation equipment is all up to standard and at the ready. Following its successful completion of the exercises, the ship returned to the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, where it will receive finishing touches to its exterior and interior.
The 3,600 passenger sister vessel to Royal Princess will be officially launched by the cruise line in May.
Among its most noteworthy features are an opulent new atrium with a truly regal colour scheme (lots of gold), designer ice creams at the Gelato bar and Princess’s largest theatre yet at see. It is also equipped with numerous pools and spas, as well as The Sanctuary, its signature relaxation haven just for adults.