Princess Cruises will welcome a fourth Royal-class ship in 2019, when the Sky Princess makes its debut in the Mediterranean in October.
 
Sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess, the new 3,660-passenger vessel will feature signature elements that have become synonymous with the brand’s best-in-class guest experience, such as a soaring central Piazza-style atrium, Princess Live! entertainment venue, the relaxing adults-only Sanctuary, Camp Discovery youth and teen centres, and a wide variety of dining venues including the Salty Dog Grill, Alfredo’s Pizzeria, Vines Wine Bar, Chef’s Table Lumiere, and World Fresh Marketplace. There will also be an outdoor “Movies Under the Stars” theatre, and 80 per cent of all staterooms will have balconies. More innovations will be revealed in the coming months, says the cruise line.
 
“Sky Princess continues a Princess Cruises legacy and honours one of our previous ships,” says Jan Swartz, group president of Princess Cruises. “When Princess merged with Sitmar Cruises in 1988, Sky Princess joined our fleet and sailed with us for 12 years. Now more than 30 years later, a new Sky Princess will join the fleet featuring our modern design platform and contemporary innovations offered to exceed our guests’ expectations.”
 
The inaugural Mediterranean deployment of Sky Princess features 10 cruise departures on eight unique itineraries. First up, is a seven-day Mediterranean & Adriatic cruise from Athens (Piraeus) to Barcelona departing on Oct. 20, 2019. This voyage is combinable with a seven-day Mediterranean Barcelona to Rome (Civitavecchia) voyage for a 14-day Inaugural Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Medley from Athens to Rome.
 
In addition, Sky Princess will sail on a new seven-day Mediterranean roundtrip Rome voyage, combinable with a seven-day Mediterranean Barcelona to Rome for a 14-day Western Mediterranean Medley voyage calling in some of the most iconic ports in the Mediterranean Sea.
 
The culmination of Sky Princess’ inaugural Mediterranean season will be a 14-day Spanish Passage from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, combinable with the seven-day Mediterranean and/or the seven-day Mediterranean round-trip Rome voyages for an epic 21-day or 28-day Grand Adventure across the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
 
Following is Sky Princess’ 2019 Mediterranean inaugural cruise schedule:
 
Oct. 20: Seven-day Inaugural Mediterranean & Adriatic – departs Athens (Piraeus), visiting Kotor, Corfu, Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii) and arrives Barcelona
 
Oct. 20: 14-day Inaugural Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Medley – departs Athens (Piraeus), visiting Kotor, Corfu, Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii), Barcelona, Gibraltar, Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Genoa (for Milan), Florence/Pisa (Livorno) and arrives Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
Oct. 27: Seven-day Mediterranean – departs Barcelona, visiting Gibraltar, Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Genoa (for Milan), Florence/Pisa (Livorno) and arrives Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
Oct. 27: 14-day Western Mediterranean Medley – departs Barcelona, visiting Gibraltar, Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Genoa (for Milan), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Rome (Civitavecchia), Kotor, Corfu, Valletta (Malta), Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii), arrives Rome (Civitavecchia)
 
Nov. 3: Seven-day Mediterranean - Roundtrip Rome – departs Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting Kotor, Corfu, Valletta (Malta), Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii) and returns Rome
Nov. 3: 14-day Western Mediterranean Medley – departs Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting Kotor, Corfu, Valletta (Malta), Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii), Rome, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (for Milan), Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Gibraltar, arrives Barcelona
 
Nov. 3: 28-day Western Mediterranean Grand Adventure – departs Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting Kotor, Corfu, Valletta (Malta), Sicily (Messina - for Mt. Etna & Taormina), Naples (for Capri & Pompeii), Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (for Milan), Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Gibraltar, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon, Madeira (Funchal) and arrives Ft. Lauderdale
 
Nov. 10: Seven-day Mediterranean – departs Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (for Milan), Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Gibraltar and arrives Barcelona
 
Nov. 10: 21-day Mediterranean Grand Adventure – departs Rome (Civitavecchia), visiting Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa (for Milan), Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), Gibraltar, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga, Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon, Madeira (Funchal) and arrives Ft. Lauderdale
 
Nov. 17: 14-day Spanish Passage – departs Barcelona, visiting Valencia, Malaga, Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon, Madeira (Funchal) and arrives Ft. Lauderdale
 
Sky Princess Mediterranean voyages are now available for booking. A reduced deposit of 10 per cent is available for bookings made by August 31, 2018. 
 
The fifth Royal-class vessel is also currently under construction at Fincantieri and will debut in 2020.
 
 
Sky Princess rendering 2017

Princess Cruises’ fourth Royal-class ship, Sky Princess (rendering shown), will debut in 2019, but is already available for booking.

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