Princess Cruises has marked a construction milestone for three different vessels it is currently having built.
Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess and a sixth, and final, Royal-class ship are all being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
Sky Princess was blessed by its Madrina, Kerry Ann Wright, Enchanted Princess had its keel laid while the sixth Royal-class ship had its steel cut.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia group president, said: “The number of people enjoying cruise holidays has increased, on average, by more than one million every year over the last decade, an increase of more than 68 per cent.
“As we continue to grow our fleet with five new ships arriving by 2025 – maintaining our position as the fastest growing premium cruise line in the world – we’re proud to not only celebrate these three major construction milestones in the same day but also to continue to innovate our product with cutting-edge technology and elevated guest experiences that will be offered on all of these ships.”
With two further ships on order for 2023 and 2025, Princess Cruises will increase its capacity by 32 per cent over the next six years.