Princess Cruises to build two next generation LNG cruise shipsStaff Writer | July 24, 2018
Princess Cruises, a global cruise brand of Carnival Corporation & plc, announced a memorandum of agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build two new cruise ships on a next-generation platform.
Shipping The new builds are slated to be delivered in late 2023 and spring 2025
The new vessels will be Princess Cruises' first ships to be dual-fuel powered primarily by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the marine industry's most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel, which will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil (MGO).
The new ships, which will be the largest by capacity in the Princess Cruises fleet, will be built at Fincantieri's shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The two ships will be 175,000 gross tons and will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests (lower berths). Specification details for the ship design, along with anticipated features and amenities of this all-new platform design for Princess Cruises, will be shared in the future. ■