Royal Princess is a Royal-class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, and is the third ship to sail for the cruise line under that name.
Royal Princess measures 142,714 gross tonnage (GT), has a length of 330.0 metres (1,082 ft 8 in), a draught of 8.5 metres (27 ft 11 in), and a beam of 38.4 metres (126 ft 0 in). She is powered by a diesel-electric Genset system, with four total Wärtsilä engines, producing a total output of 62.4 megawatts (83,700 hp).
Main propulsion is via two propellers, each driven by an 18 megawatts (24,000 hp) electric motor. The system gives the vessel a service speed of 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) and a maximum speed of 22.9 knots (42.4 km/h; 26.4 mph).
The ship houses 1,780 passenger cabins and 751 crew cabins. Of the 1,780 passenger cabins, 81% have a balcony. The Royal Princess has a maximum capacity of 5,600 passengers and crew.
Like other Princess Cruises ships, Royal Princess embraces many traditional components cruisers love and, through partnerships and technology, adds extras appealing to first-time cruisers.
It combines a full afternoon tea with craft cocktail presentations. Bingo, trivia, and game shows dominate the daily program and host special destination-themed events, like Puppies (or Parrots) in the Piazza, depending on the itinerary. Evening entertainment is mostly production shows and music events; you can also watch a recent release at Movies Under the Stars.
The modern and high-tech OceanMedallion, a personalization technology, is meant to make your cruise more convenient and service more intuitive. OceanMedallion, a small disk replacing the keycard, is used to open cabin doors automatically, embark and disembark, register food and drink preferences, and many more, particularly when paired with several apps.
|Owner||Carnival Corporation & plc|
|Port of registry||Hamilton, Bermuda|
|Ordered||4 May 2010|
|Builder||Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy|
|Laid down||14 December 2010|
|Launched||16 August 2012|
|Sponsored by||Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge|
|Christened||13 June 2013|
|Acquired||31 May 2013|
|Maiden voyage||16 June 2013|
|Class and type||Royal-class cruise ship|
|Length||330 m (1,082 ft 8 in)|
|Height||66 m (217 ft)|
|Draught||8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)|
|Propulsion||2 × 18,000 kW (24,000 hp)|