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Royal Princess

Capacity
3.600
Crew
>1.300
Tonnage
142 714
Length
330 m (1.083 ft)
First voyage
2013
Decks
15

MS Royal Princess is a cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, and the third ship to sail for the cruise line under that name. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Royal Princess is the flagship of the Princess fleet, a designation held up to that point by Grand Princess.

Princess Cruises ordered Royal Princess, as well as her fleetmate Regal Princess, both at the time unnamed, on 17 February 2010. The final contract was signed on 4 May 2010.

Construction of Royal Princess began on 15... Read more

Royal Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
3.600
Crew: 
>1.300
Tonnage: 
142 714
Length: 
330 m (1.083 ft)
Beam: 
47 m (155 ft)
First voyage: 
2013
Decks: 
15

MS Royal Princess is a cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, and the third ship to sail for the cruise line under that name. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Royal Princess is the flagship of the Princess fleet, a designation held up to that point by Grand Princess.

Princess Cruises ordered Royal Princess, as well as her fleetmate Regal Princess, both at the time unnamed, on 17 February 2010. The final contract was signed on 4 May 2010.

Construction of Royal Princess began on 15 March 2011 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy when the first plate was cut. The next major milestone in construction occurred on 20 October 2011, when the ship's keel was laid. She was launched in August 2012; fitting out continued, and Fincantieri delivered her to Princess Cruises in Spring 2013.

The ship measures 141,000 GT and has a capacity of 3,600 passengers. Her amenities include a pair of public areas cantilevered over the side of the ship on the top deck—a walkway on the starboard side and a bar on the port side. She also has fewer pools than previous Princess Cruises ships and features expanded public areas, including the movie theater, the "Sanctuary" bar and the central Piazza atrium. The ship will also have more dining options than previous Princess vessels. The ships of this class are one of the first passenger vessels built compliant to the new safe return to port requirements.

On 9 April 2013, it was announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge would name Royal Princess in a naming ceremony in Southampton on 13 June 2013. The ceremony upheld British ship-naming traditions including the blessing, a performance by the Royal Marines and the pipers of the Irish Guards. Royal Princess arrived at the Ocean Terminal in Southampton on Friday 7 June, where a series of events commenced for customers and travel agents, including a special naming gala on the evening of Wednesday 12 June. The ship’s inaugural celebrations concluded with her maiden voyage on 16 June.

Maiden Voyage

Royal Princess underwent what was marketed as a preview cruise on 9 June 2013, lasting for two nights, going from Southampton to St. Peter Port, Guernsey and back to Southampton. Then it undertook an Iberia Cruise departing on 16 June 2013 from Southampton to Vigo, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga and Barcelona.

Running mates

In May 2014, Princess Cruises launched the running mate to Royal Princess, the new Regal Princess. Dimensions and capacity are approximately the same. Also in 2015, Princess Cruises sister brand P&O Cruises officially entered service, on 14 March 2015 Britannia that has many similarities to the Royal-class ships.

Attractions on Royal Princess


Photo by Princess Cruises

Symphony Dining Room

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Savor multi-course gourmet meals every day in an elegant dining room! From tantalizing appetizers to premium chops, delectable seafood to signature pastas and decadent desserts, the award-winning c...
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Lotus Spa & Salon

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The Lotus Spa offers everything you need pamper yourself, from facials, scrubs and massages to body therapy, body wraps, and Botox and Acupuncture, including a full-service salon.

Princess Live!

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Princess Live is a TV Studio presenting broadcast-ready events including interactive culinary shows, live concerts, last night comedy and game shows.
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Horizon Terrace

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Outdoor terrace of Horizon Buffet
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Princess Pelicans

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Pelicans (Ages 3-7) – There’s an exciting toddler area, a mini air hockey table, great arts and crafts stations, plus a space for group activities like movie nights.

Lawn Court

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Our Lawn Court is ideal place to show your skills in playing croquet, for example.

Wine Cellar

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You have an option to dine in our private wine cellar rooms featuring a truly special dining experience.
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Allegro Dining Room

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Savor multi-course gourmet meals every day in an elegant dining room! From tantalizing appetizers to premium chops, delectable seafood to signature pastas and decadent desserts, the award-winning c...

Princess Live! Cafe

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The Princess Live Cafe serves the Princess Live TV studio. This place can provide you with beverages and food. Bon appetit!

Outrigger

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Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our eatery, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

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Photo by: Barry Skeates/Wiki/CC BY 2.0

5 Must-Do Things On Royal Princess


Many avoid cruising and claim it’s the laziest way to travel. Those people surely haven’t been on Royal Princess. Today we want to talk about her most fun onboard activities to engage yourself in while on a cruise. Photo by: Barry Skeates/Wiki/CC BY 2.0 1. Watch movies under the stars at the...

We continue our tour of Dominica (Caribbean Dominica. P.1). We tried to reach the Titou Gorge waterfall but nobody managed to do this on that day. Even such strong Dominican guys. Do not despair if you did not manage to swim to the falls. You can make an unforgettable jump....
Let's take a look at the beautiful tropical island - Dominica! Even containers are tropical in this part of the world. This is the local population of Dominica. The green national flag has an image of a bird - the imperial Amazon. It looks harmonious and reflects the obvious features of the...