The newest cruise ship to join the Princess fleet, Regal Princess, arrived in Venice on Tuesday, May 20th to welcome guests on the maiden voyage.
The seven-day inaugural cruise of the sister ship to the acclaimed Royal Princess includes stops in Corfu, Mykonos and an overnight call in Istanbul.
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome another addition to the Princess family with Regal Princess,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president.
“This new ship now expands our fleet to 18 vessels that visit worldwide destinations, and guests traveling aboard Regal Princess will truly have a special experience while enjoying her exciting features including the showpiece atrium, exceptional dining, relaxing Lotus Spa and innovative features like the over-water SeaWalk.”
Throughout the summer, the new ship will sail on Princess’ signature Grand Mediterranean cruises, with two itinerary choices. Regal Princess will debut in North America in November, when the traditional naming ceremony will take place, followed by a season of Eastern Caribbean cruises.
Regal Princess will offer its 3,560 guests a variety of enticing features, such as:
- The SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed enclosed walkway on the ship’s starboard side extending more than 28 feet beyond the edge of the vessel. From here guests can enjoy dramatic views, including to the sea 128 feet below.
- Dramatic Atrium, the social hub of the ship, which includes features such as Bellini’s Italian cocktail bar, Ocean Terrace seafood bar, and a gelateria add to the Piazza’s lively atmosphere.
- Chef’s Table Lumiere, Horizon Bistro Pastry Shop, Private Cabanas, followed by access to the exterior promenade on deck 7, enabling passengers to walk the length of the ship and many more.
Press Release, May 22, 2014