2 New Mega-Ships For Princess Cruises

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Latest news within the world of cruise ships is the announcement that parent company to Princess Cruises, Carnival Corporation, has signed a memorandum of agreement with Fincantari, an Italian shipbuilder, for two new Princess cruise ships which will début in 2013 and 2014.

Each of the two new ships will be the largest in the princess Fleet at 139,000 tons. They will hold 3,600 passengers making them approximately 20% larger than any other ship in the fleet. At a cost estimated at around $768 million the ships will be competing in size with other mega cruise ships; being slightly larger than the new Carnival Dream, the ships will dwarf the Ruby Princess which made its début in 2008. Neither of the ships have been named as yet and no indication as to the potential ‘godmothers’ has been mentioned to date.

With more and more people taking full advantage of cruise deals and the latest innovation in cruising luxury it looks as if the cruise industry is set to keep ahead of consumer trends with regards to both passenger needs and value for money.
Carnival Cruises have an existing fleet of over 20 cruise ships, sailing from twenty different ports to destinations around the world, including Europe.

The company focuses on providing passengers a fun packed cruise holiday with activities and entertainment itineraries to suit all ages. Offer 3-8 day cruises Carnival have built their reputation on providing excellence in an exciting an innovative way.

Image: Ruby Princess – Princess Cruises (Examiner)

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Claire Wilde

Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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