Princess Cruises will be adding two new ships to its fleet, one in 2023 and another in 2025. The new ships will be the first in the line to be dual-powered and will primarily use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel source. LNG is the most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel. Using LNG as the primary fuel will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil.
“This revolutionary platform for next-generation, LNG-powered cruise ships will introduce innovative design and leisure experiences driven by the future vacation and lifestyle trends of our guests – further evolving the already best-in-class Princess Cruises experience we deliver today,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “We look forward to collaborating with Fincantieri to bring our vision for this next-generation premium cruise ship into service,” she added.
The two new ships will accommodate approximately 4,300 guests, which will be the largest capacity in the Princess fleet. Details about the ship design, features, and amenities will be revealed at a later date.
In addition to the two ships announced today, Princess Cruises has three new Royal-class ships on order, with the next ship Sky Princess scheduled to be delivered in October 2019. The two other Royal-class ships will be delivered in 2020 and 2022.
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