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.

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Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

Full Specifications

Name Royal Princess
Owner Carnival Corporation house flag.svg Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator Princess Cruises
Port of registry Hamilton Bermuda
Ordered 4 May 2010[3]
Builder FincantieriMonfalcone, Italy[2]
Cost $735 million[6]
Yard number 6223[2]
Laid down 14 December 2010[2]
Launched 16 August 2012[1]
Sponsored by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge[4]
Christened 13 June 2013[4]
Acquired 31 May 2013[2]
Maiden voyage 16 June 2013[5]
In service 2013–present
Identification
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Royal-class cruise ship
Tonnage 142,714 GT[2]
Length 330 m (1,082 ft 8 in)[2]
Beam
  • 47 m (155 ft) – With SeaWalk[7]
  • 38.4 m (126 ft 0 in) – Without SeaWalk[2]
Height 66 m (217 ft)
Draught 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)[2]
Installed power
  • 2 × Wärtsilä 12V46F Diesel generators producing 14,400 kW (19,300 hp) each[2]
  • 2 × Wärtsilä 12V46F Diesel generators producing 16,800 kW (22,500 hp) each[2]
  • Total Installed Power: 62,400 kW (83,700 hp)[2]
Propulsion 2 × 18,000 kW (24,000 hp)[2]
Speed
  • Service speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)[2]
  • Maximum: 22.9 knots (42.4 km/h; 26.4 mph)[2]
Capacity 3,600 passengers

 

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