Princess Cruises announced it had signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantieri, Italy to build two next-generation liners, due to be added to the fleet in 2023 and 2025.
The cruise ships will debut at 175,000 GT and will be built to carry 4,300 passengers, bigger than Majestic Princess, which debuted last year, and Sky Princess, due to debut in 2019 (both of the ships accommodate 3,560 passengers each).
Princess Cruises revealed the ships would be the first dual-fuel powered in the fleet, using LNG technology as well as “the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.”
In a statement, line's President Jan Swartz promised the vessels would introduce "innovative design and leisure experiences" driven by the future cruise vacation and lifestyle trends of their guests.
In total, Princess Cruises has 5 new ships on order with the shipbuilder, including Sky Princess and 2 other Royal-Class liners that are scheduled to debut in 2020 and 2022. The ships are also the 10th and 11th LGN-based that Carnival Corporation has on order.