Princess Cruises has finally taken delivery of its newest ship, Enchanted Princess.
The ship had been due earlier this year, and was scheduled to be formally named in Southampton on 30 June.
Enchanted Princess completed its sea trials in July, with Princess last week confirming Enchanted would be one of three Royal-class ships deployed in Europe next year, along with Sky Princess and Regal Princess.
It will sail the Mediterranean from Rome, while Sky Princess and Regal Princess will sail a range of voyages from Southampton.
The 3,660-guest ship is the 100th to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, and was delivered to Princess on Wednesday (30 September) – becoming Fincantieri’s first to be completed since the onset of coronavirus.
A virtual handover ceremony was attended by a handful of Carnival Corp executives, including chair Micky Arison, president and chief executive Arnold Donald, and Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz.
Princess said Enchanted built on the design of sister ships Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess.
It features new dining experiences, more pools and whirlpool hot tups, new entertainment venues and expansive sky suites.
Guests will be able to take advantage of Princess’s OceanMedallion wearable onboard, allow for a touchless onboard experience extending to expedited boarding, on-demand food, drinks, retail and service delivery, keyless stateroom entry, contactless payment, friends and family locator and entertainment on-the-go.
Enchanted Princess is scheduled to head to North America in 2020 to sail an inaugural season of Caribbean cruises.