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Royal Princess

Capacity
3560
Crew
1346
Tonnage
142 714
Length
330 m (1,083 ft)
First voyage
2013
Decks
15

MS Royal Princess is a Royal-class 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... Read more

Royal Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
3560
Crew: 
1346
Tonnage: 
142 714
Length: 
330 m (1,083 ft)
Beam: 
47 m (155 ft)
First voyage: 
2013
Decks: 
15

MS Royal Princess is a Royal-class 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 142,714 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 has fewer pools than previous Princess ships and features expanded public areas, including the movie theater, the Sanctuary Bar and the central Piazza atrium. The ship also has more dining options than previous Princess vessels. The ships of this class are some of the first passenger vessels built compliant to the new safe return to port requirements.

On 9 April 2013, it was announced that 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 she undertook an Iberia Cruise departing on 16 June 2013 from Southampton to Vigo, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga and Barcelona.

Sister ships

In May 2014, Princess Cruises launched the running mate to Royal Princess, the new Regal Princess. Dimensions and capacity of the two ships are approximately the same.

In 2015, Princess Cruises' sister brand P&O Cruises began operating Britannia, a vessel that has many similarities to the Royal-class ships.

Popular culture

A 2016 Daily Telegraph article described the quasi "military operation" required to load and unload 3600 passengers and 8 tons of food at the beginning and end of each cruise.

Routes

In 2019/2020 cruise season, Royal Princess will take nine cruises from Los Angeles with calls at the ports of Monterey, San Francisco, San Diego, and Ensenada.

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Attractions on Royal Princess


Laser Range

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Take aim in the laser shooting range.

Beauty Salon

Average: 7 (1 vote)
While you're on vacation and feeling your best, you can still continue to look your best. Our full-service salon will keep you coiffed from head to toe.
Photo by Princess Cruises

Movies Under the Stars

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Movies Under the Stars®, the 300-square foot, 69,000-watt poolside movie-theater, offers passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky.
Photo by Princess Cruises

The Piazza

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Different performances and entertaining show programs, dancing and, of course, relax drinks can make you happy today!

Photo & Video Gallery

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Our photographers have prepared for you a series of remarkable photos and videos related to our ship. You can buy the favorite.
Photo by Princess Cruises

Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar

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For our seafood lovers, Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar features the pearls of the ocean, fresh from the sea – including sushi, sashimi, ceviche and caviar.

Calypso Cabana

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Here you can eat between main meals. We serve picnic baskets, sandwiches, desserts, selling also champagne and wine packages.
Photo by Princess Cruises

Retreat Pool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool! This is a special pool for adults only.
Photo by Princess Cruises

Lobby/Piazza Bar

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Different performances and entertaining show programs, dancing and, of course, relax drinks can make you happy today!
Photo by Princess Cruises

Princess Casino

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In our Princess Casino, we offer the latest in exciting slots as well a wide range of slot machines. You can choose from video poker, slots and novelty machines – many of which have progressive jac...

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