Enchanted Princess has been delivered to Princess Cruises at a handover ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy.
The arrival of the 3,660-guest ship expands the line’s fleet of MedallionClass vessels. It is also the first ship to be completed during the pandemic, according to the line.
Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz said: “We officially welcome Enchanted Princess into the Princess global fleet and recognise the strong bond between Carnival Corporation, Princess Cruises and Fincantieri, our long-standing shipbuilder partner.
“Fincantieri shares the Princess spirit of delivering the highest level of excellence and we know they will also share in our enthusiasm with pride when the ship welcomes its first guests.”
“The heart and soul of the ship are always its team, and I know she is in good hands with our dedicated crew watching over her with great care and pride. We look forward to brighter days ahead, when we can officially welcome the first Enchanted Princess guests to enjoy all this beautiful ship has to offer.”
The ship is scheduled to arrive in North America in December 2020, for a season of Caribbean cruises, followed by a series of voyages in the Mediterranean next year, including a new seven and 14-night sailing calling at destinations like Corfu, Kotor, Marseille and Naples.
Enchanted Princess will then make her way from Rome to Barcelona, where she will sail a series of 11-night Grand Mediterranean voyages.
Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono added: “We are so proud to deliver the new Enchanted Princess today and celebrate a major milestone of completing our 100th vessel built here at Fincantieri.
“I must acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the shipbuilding team and yard workers who changed course in new and unfamiliar ways to complete construction on Enchanted Princess during the global pandemic. Thank you to Princess Cruises for your partnership and belief in our ability to complete this complex project.”