Kate Middleton Christens Ship
Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, was given the honor of christening a gigantic new cruise ship owned by Princes Cruises named the Royal Princess.
Middleton, pregnant and glowing, used a 4-gallon (15-liter), $1500 bottle of Moet and Chandon Champagne to get the job. The bottle of champagne was so large that she had to have someone help her hold it.
As she cut the ribbon and launched the bottle toward the hull, the crowd of more than 1,500 invited guests screamed with cheer.
The Royal Princess is set to take sail on a series of 12-night cruises out of Barcelona and Venice.
The christening officially signifies the joining of the Princes Cruises fleet which now totals 17 . the new Royal Princess® is sure to delight it is the first of two 141,000-ton, cruise ships. The vessel which holds 3,600 passengers has new and exciting innovations and signature features.
According to Palace officials, today’s event will be her final solo public appearance before she is expected to give birth in mid-July.
The Royal Princess is said to be the next generation of Princess Cruises ships.
It’s features include:
An even larger and expanded atrium with additional entertainment and casual dining options.
Our largest top deck pool ever with a water & light show, an enhanced Movies Under the Stars® screen, and the new SeaWalkSM with views 128 feet straight down!
Balconies on all outside staterooms.
Check out the amazing venues and innovative offerings that will enliven the Royal Princess onboard experience.
Get a glimpse of enticing new casual dining options such as our charming Italian-inspired gelateria, and our trendy Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar – plus enhancements to passenger favorites like International Café and Alfredo’s Pizzeria.
Discover exciting new entertainment offerings — lively music, stunning choreography, and beautiful venues — that make Princess Cruises’ onboard entertainment among the best at sea.
Fill your days with activities and do nothing the next. Take a swing at the batting cages, do yoga, unwind at The Sanctuary or just relax with a dip in one of the pools or spas.
A Princess Cruise means fun for the entire family – with activities for kids to keep them happy and special teen programs to get them involved too.
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