Sky Princess is being constructed by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. The vessel is the fourth Royal-class Princess Cruises ship.

The vessel incorporates the same design and features introduced on her sister ships Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess, which entered service in 2013, 2014 and 2017 respectively.

Princess Cruises entered an agreement with Fincantieri for the construction of Sky Princess Cruise Ship in December 2015.

The ship is scheduled to begin service in October 2019.

Sky Princess cruise ship construction and technical specifications

Construction of the 145,000t Sky Princess cruise ship began in November 2016 with the steel-cutting ceremony of the bow section. This was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. The section will be transported to the Monfalcone shipyard for final assembly.

The cruise ship will have a length of 330m and a moulded beam of 38.4m.

Accommodation on the Sky Princess cruise

The ship will feature 1,780 guest cabins, which can accommodate 4,250 passengers. It will also include more than 750 crew cabins. Staterooms will feature contemporary design incorporating luxury beds.

Accommodation categories include 36 suites, 374 mini suites, 1,028 balcony staterooms and 342 inside cabins. The total accommodation capacity of the ship will be approximately 5,600 passengers, including crew.

Dining venues on Sky Princess

The cruise ship will feature a traditional dining room and multiple speciality dining restaurants such as Curtis Stone’s Share, The Salty Dog Gastropub, and Sabatini’s Italian restaurant. Other restaurants on the ship are Crown Grill, Sterling Steakhouse, Chef’s Table, Kai Sushi and Bayon café.

Share restaurant will offer charcuterie, salads, handmade pasta, high-quality meats, and desserts. Crown Grill will serve steaks and premium seafood such as grilled shrimp and lobster.

Entertainment and wellness facilities on Sky Princess

Sky Princess will feature signature elements that are identical to the brand’s best-in-class guest experience. The best features of the Royal-class sister ships will be retained on the Sky Princess.

Entertainment facilities on the ship will include the Princess Theatre, a Casino, and a Vista Lounge. The 300ft² Movies Under the Stars outdoor poolside theatre will be equipped with a 69,000W sound system.

Live performances will be hosted on the ship, including Magic to Do, The Voice of the Ocean, Broadway-style production shows. There will be street entertainers in the piazza, comedy shows, live music bands, and a disco deck party.

“The engines will develop a total power output of 62,400kW, with the propulsion system enabling a service speed of 22k.”

Leisure facilities will include the Sanctuary Spa and the Lotus Spa. These spas will offer state-of-the-art equipment and treadmills with ocean views. The Lotus Spa will offer a variety of treatments including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying ocean wraps, and aroma stone therapy massages.

The cruise ship will also feature entertainment for kids, teens, and adults. Destination-themed activities, wine tasting, and culinary demonstrations are some of the other entertainment options.

In addition, activities such as Zumba classes, Yoga sessions and Tai Chi will be held on-board.

Sky Princess cruise ship propulsion

The propulsion system will integrate two 14,400kW Wärtsilä 12V46F engines and two 16,800kW Wärtsilä 14V46F engines. The engines will develop a total power output of 62,400kW, with the propulsion system enabling a service speed of 22k.

Itineraries of Sky Princess

The cruise ship will set for its inaugural voyage in October 2019. It will initially embark on a seven-day voyage from Athens to Barcelona in October 2019. This will be followed by a seven-day Mediterranean journey from Barcelona to Rome and a 14-day trip from Athens to Rome.

It will also sail on a new seven-day Mediterranean roundtrip Rome voyage, in combination with a seven-day Barcelona to Rome 14-day Western Mediterranean Medley voyage.

The ship will then embark on either 21-day or 28-day adventure cruises across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.