A live video message was sent by Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to celebrate the official delivery at Monfalcone shipyard of Enchanted Princess to the Carnival Corporation & plc brand Princess Cruises.
Enchanted Princess is the 100th cruise ship delivered by the shipbuilder Fincantieri in the last 30 years.
The ceremony was virtually attended, from the US, by Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corp., Arnold Donald, President and CEO of Carnival Corp., Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Princess, Holland America, Seabourn, Carnival Australia, and Carnival UK, and Jan Swartz Group President of Princess and Carnival Australia. Fincantieri was represented by CEO Giuseppe Bono, while Giampiero Massolo, Chairman, was connected remotely.
Enchanted Princess is the 18th vessel built by Fincantieri for Princess Cruises at Monfalcone shipyard. The new unit, with 145,000 GT and accommodation onboard for 4,610 passengers in 1,830 staterooms and 1,411 crew, represents an evolution of the successfully delivered sisterships – Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sky Princess, all built from the same shipyard from 2013 onwards. This class introduced a “new generation” of cruise ships. The upcoming unit of the same class, Discovery Princess, is due to be delivered in 2021.