Princess Kate to Serve as Godmother of Royal Princess

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Royal Princess Top Deck at Night photo rendering courtesy of Princess CruisesIt is fitting that a Royal Princess should serve as godmother to the Royal Princess. It was announced that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, otherwise known as Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William, will christen the ship.

Kate, however, is not entering new territory as her late mother-in-law, the beloved Princess Diana, served as godmother to the original Royal Princess, which was christened in 1984. In fact, nearly all the women of Britain’s royal family have christened ships from Queen Elizabeth II to Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles.

The Royal Princess is set to debut this June and will hold 3,600 passengers, making her larger than any other Princess ship. The ship will feature a wide array of interesting and unique features like the SeaWalk, which is a walkway with a glass bottom so passengers can get an overhead view of the ocean. The ship will also have a tea tower with a tea sommelier, and a fountain show at night.

The ship will begin its inauguration process on June 7, 2013 at the cruise terminal in Southampton. Princess Cruises promises a spectacular ceremony with British pomp and circumstance including a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the Irish Guards. The Duchess will name the ship on June 13 and the maiden voyage to the Mediterranean will embark June 16, 2013.

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5 comments

1 tony { 04.17.13 at 6:41 pm }

can’t wait for the reviews on this ship,should be great.

2 James Robertson { 04.17.13 at 7:53 pm }

Congratulations Princess Cruises on the launch of
Royal Princess, we have cruised often on your great ships and we know this new ship will be a great asset to your fleet.
Happy Cruising, Jim Robertson.

3 Susan E. - The Cruise Web { 04.18.13 at 3:38 pm }

The Royal Princess is an amazing ship — I look forward to talking to you soon to discuss some new updates.

4 Harold Zuckerman { 04.18.13 at 10:44 pm }

We are due to travel on the second cruise, very excited about it all.
meeting with our grandchildren and children from overseas, should be fun.

5 Kevin Walker - The Cruise Web { 04.19.13 at 8:41 am }

Amazing Harold! What a wonderful way to reconnect. I’ve sent you an email. Let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do to make sure your reunion is fantastic!

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