Regal Princess is the latest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet owned by the Carnival Group. The vessel is the sister ship of Royal Princess which entered service in June 2013. It bears many features similar to those of the Royal Princess.
Construction of the Regal Princess cruise ship began in August 2012, with a keel-laying ceremony held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Built at an estimated cost of $735m, the ship was launched in March 2013 and entered service in May 2014.
The ship sailed on a seven-day maiden voyage from Venice to Athens with stops at Corfu, Mykonos and Istanbul in May 2014. This was followed by a six-day cruise from Athens to Venice, including stops at Kusadasi, Santorini, Katakolon and Dubrovnik.
Princess Cruises introduced the Princess MedallionClass experience, enabled by the OceanMedallionTM wearable device, on the Regal Princess cruise ship in February 2019. The MedallionClass experience gives touchless experiences while supporting new health and safety protocols in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 142,229t Regal Princess cruise ship was the biggest cruise ship ever built by Fincantieri at that time. The vessel has 13 decks, an overall length of 330m and a width of 38m. It can accommodate 3,600 passengers, with the total capacity to accommodate approximately 5,600 people including crew.
The ship features the Sanctuary rest area, a Princess Watercolor Fantasy water and light show featuring dancing fountains that raise water up to 33ft into the night sky and an expanded atrium. It also features a top-deck glass-bottomed enclosed walkway known as SeaWalk. The SeaWalk extends approximately 28ft beyond the edge of the vessel.
New attractions onboard the Regal Princess include the Princess Live TV studio, the Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar, Gelato, The Pastry Shop at Horizon Court and the Deluxe balcony. The staterooms are each equipped with a flat-screen TV and a shower with adjustable height and a hand-held massage showerhead.
The cruise ship has a traditional dining room and speciality dining venues, which include Sabatini’s Italian restaurant, the Crown Grill and a special Chef’s Table Lumiere.
Entertainment amenities aboard the ship involve the 150-seat Princess Theatre, which shows first-run feature-length films, the Movies under the Stars outdoor theatre and night clubs.
The Club 6 and Princess Casino, Club Bar and Pool Bar serve a collection of cocktails, wines and liquors. The Sanctuary, Cabaret Lounge, Vista Lounge, Royal Lounge, Piano Lounge, Crooner’s Lounge and Bar, Bellini’s Italian cocktail bar and Wheelhouse Bar are the other main public spaces on the ship.
Youth and teen centres offer video games and movies, arts and crafts, board games and jukeboxes.
Regal Princess features 1,780 cabins, of which 1,438 feature private balconies. Stateroom options include suites with balconies, premium mini-suites with balconies, mini-suites with balconies, premium deluxe balconies, obstructed deluxe balconies, balconies, obstructed balconies and interior staterooms. All suites feature environmentally friendly keyguard systems.
Staterooms feature two twin beds that can be converted into a queen-size bed, a television, phone, refrigerator, personal safe, walk-in closet, a bathtub with shower and other deluxe amenities.
Lotus SPA offers a range of beauty treatments and massages, including corrective lifting facials, a hair and makeup makeover package and deep tissue massage.
There are also other amenities such as a sports and fitness centre, pools, library, internet café, boutiques, card room, art gallery, photo gallery and duty-free shops.
The Regal Princess’ propulsion system includes two Wärtsilä 12V46F and two Wärtsilä 14V46F diesel engines.
The cruise ship will offer 14 UK voyages starting from 31 July 2021 through 23 September 2021. Regal Princess will sail with stops in UK ports-of-call including Belfast, Greenock and Liverpool.
Regal Princess will travel from Southampton, England and replace Grand Princess for the third quarter of 2021. Planned trips also include 17 roundtrip departures from Southampton to the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland, Scandinavia and other popular destinations in Europe.
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