The interior fitting phase will now begin and is expected to lead to the delivery of the newbuild in 2022.
Discovery Princess cruise ship is the 6th Royal-Class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, with fleetmates and sisterships Royal Princess (2013), Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017), Sky Princess (2019), and Enchanted Princess (2020). In the same series is also the P&O UK's liner Britannia (2015).
The vessel's construction officially started with the steel-cutting ceremony on February 14, 2019. On the same day was launched (floated-out from drydock) Sky Princess and held the keel-laying ceremony of Enchanted Princess. Princess Discovery ship's steel-cutting was broadcasted live to Fincantieri's Monfalcone shipyard from Fincantieri's shipyard in Naples. Vessel's name (Discovery Princess) was officially announced on October 4, 2019.
The relationship between Monfalcone shipyard and Princess will continue with the 2 next-generation cruise ships of 175,000 GT, the largest so far built in Italy. The units will accommodate ~4300 passengers and will be the first in the shipowner's fleet to be powered primarily by liquefied natural gas (LNG).