Regal Princess is a Royal-class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, and is the second ship to sail for the cruise line under this name.

Regal Princess, as well as her sister ship Royal Princess, were ordered on 17 February 2010 from Fincantieri and were constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and debuted in 2014.

Regal Princess is unmistakably elegant, accomplishing something mainstream cruise ships occasionally struggle with: finding a balance between fun and refinement. The decor is comfortable, with warm tones and plenty of wood and marble.

The Piazza, a hallmark of the line, is truly grand; it’s large, encompasses three decks, and has three bold spiral staircases. At night, it’s where you’ll want to spend your time watching people, listening to music, or sipping cocktails.

Regal Princess features include the SeaWalk, a cantilevered glass walkway that juts out from the Lido Deck, allowing passengers to take in unobstructed views of the sea below. It’s a fun touch, though it loses its appeal after you’ve taken the walk once.

A highlight on board is the food, which we enjoyed in most venues. The buffet offers tremendous variety, with many options for international palates, and the for-fee restaurants — specifically Sabatini’s and Crown Grill — are reasonably priced.

Still, those who don’t want to pay to have enough options that they won’t feel slighted. Conversely, those who want to splurge on the Chef’s Table and the Winemaker’s dinner will likely feel as if it was money well spent.

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Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Regal Princess

Full Specifications

Name Regal Princess
Owner Carnival Corporation house flag.svg Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator Princess Cruises
Port of registry Hamilton Bermuda
Ordered 4 May 2010[3]
Builder
Laid down 28 August 2012[4]
Launched 26 March 2013[1]
Sponsored by
Christened 5 November 2014[5]
Acquired 11 May 2014[2]
Maiden voyage 20 May 2014[6]
In service 2014–present
Identification
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Royal-class cruise ship
Tonnage 142,714 GT[7]
Length 330 m (1,082 ft 8 in)[7]
Beam 38.27 m (125 ft 7 in)[7]
Height 66 m (216 ft 6 in)
Draft 8.57 m (28 ft 1 in)[7]
Decks 19
Installed power
  • 2 × Wärtsilä 12V46F Diesel generators producing 14,400 kW (19,300 hp) each[7]
  • 2 × Wärtsilä 12V46F Diesel generators producing 16,800 kW (22,500 hp) each[7]
  • Total Installed Power: 62,400 kW (83,700 hp)[7]
Propulsion 2 × 18,000 kW (24,000 hp)[7]
Speed
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (Service speed)[7]
  • 22.9 knots (42.4 km/h; 26.4 mph) (Maximum speed)[7]
Capacity 3,560 passengers
Crew 1,346

 

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