Enchanted Princess, the fifth Royal-class ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, has been officially named.
The naming of the 3,660-guest ship was the focus of an original production named Our World, Enchanted, which premiered on Princess’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.
The show was hosted by Princess Cruises celebrations ambassador Jill Whelan and Enchanted Princess cruise director Dan Falconer.
Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr Vicki Ferrini and Jenifer Austin, members of The Explorers Club, will serve as the godmothers for the ship.
Captain Danaher is a founding member and president of the Pacific Islands Research Institute, while Dr Ferrini is a senior research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Austin is the founder of Oceanagenda.com, which brings together diverse groups to support holistic ocean conservation and stewardship.
Enchanted Princess features Sky Suites, 25 bars and restaurants, four swimming pools and original production shows.
It also includes signature Princess venues and amenities, including the Piazza, Lotus Spa, The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars, Princess Live! Café, a Vegas-style casino, and more.
Speaking in November 2021, Princess Cruises president John Padgett said: “Introducing our newest ship… is a significant milestone for Princess and we look forward to the first guests experiencing all this gorgeous ship has to offer.
“Enchanted Princess is our seventh ship to enter service since the global pause, signifying our successful path forward, with many loyal and new guests ready to sail with us and our teammates ready to deliver meaningful and memorable holidays at an incredible value.”
Enchanted Princess will be based in Europe from April to September 2022 to sail on a series of Scandinavian voyages from Copenhagen.
In a recent interview with Cruise Trade News, Princess UK & Europe vice-president Tony Roberts said of the Medallion technology: “[It] lends itself well to travelling in a socially distanced world.
“Princess has been able to transform embarkation day by staggering boarding and completely reinventing the traditional muster drill.”