Carnival orders two more
PRINCESS Cruises and Holland America Line (HAL) are expanding their fleets following Carnival Corporation’s recent Memorandum of Agreement with shipbuilder Fincantieri for two new vessels. Princess’ new 145,000-tonne ship will be the sixth Royal class vessel, accommodating 3,660 passengers, while HAL’S 99,500-tonne and 2,660-passenger vessel will be the line’s third Pinnacle class vessel. The new HAL addition will be built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera, Italy, and is expected to be delivered in 2021. The Princess ship will be constructed in Monfalcone, Italy, and is due to be finished in 2022. The new Princess ship will feature the wearable Ocean Medallion, which records guests’ digital identity, allowing cashless transactions and access to staterooms.