Princess Cruises has taken delivery of Sky Princess, the 18th ship to join its fleet, at an official handover ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The 3,660-guest vessel is the first purpose-built Princess MedallionClass ship. It is the fourth Royal class ship, following on from sisters Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.
The ship includes innovations including Sky Suites, which have the largest balconies at sea, and the Phantom Bridge escape room. The new features will also be on Enchanted Princess, which launches in Southampton next year.
Sky Princess will sail a short season in the Mediterranean before repositioning to the Caribbean. She will return to Europe next year, sailing from Copenhagen.
Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said: “We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-time shipbuilding partner Fincantieri who delivered Sky Princess to us today. As our new flagship in the fleet, Sky Princess represents the absolute best Princess Cruises has to offer our guests by connecting them with what matters most, unique destinations, loved ones, and new friends, while enjoying all the state-of the-art experiences in comfort and style.”