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.Kate Middleton Cuts Ribbon on Roual 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.

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Royal Princess Set to take Sail

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.

Royal Princess Atrium

In the expanded atrium, discover new casual dining options including Gelato, a charming Italian gelateria or the trendy Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar. Enjoy exciting live entertainment in a nearby bar or lounge, such as Crooner’s, with pianists performing on dueling glass pianos.

Royal Princess Dining

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.

Royal Princess Entertainment

Discover exciting new entertainment offerings — lively music, stunning choreography, and beautiful venues — that make Princess Cruises’ onboard entertainment among the best at sea.

Royal Princess Activities

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.

Royal Princess Under 18

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.

Princess Cruises Fleet:

Ship Name
Tonnage
Capacity
(lower berths)
Registry
Entered Service
Caribbean Princess
113,000
3,080
Bermuda
2004
Coral Princess
92,000
1,970
Bermuda
2002
Crown Princess
113,000
3,080
Bermuda
2006
Dawn Princess
77,000
1,990
Bermuda
1997
Diamond Princess
116,000
2,670
Bermuda
2004
Emerald Princess
113,000
3,080
Bermuda
2007
Golden Princess
109,000
2,590
Bermuda
2001
Grand Princess
107,500
2,600
Bermuda
1998
Island Princess
92,000
1,970
Bermuda
2003
Ocean Princess
30,277
680
Bermuda
1999(built)
2002 (joined Princess)
Pacific Princess
30,277
680
Bermuda
1999 (built)
2002 (joined Princess)
Royal Princess
141,000
3,600
Bermuda
June 2013
Ruby Princess
113,000
3,080
Bermuda
2008
Sapphire Princess
116,000
2,670
Bermuda
2004
Sea Princess
77,000
1,990
Bermuda
1998 (rejoined fleet in April 2005)
Star Princess
109,000
2,590
Bermuda
2002
Sun Princess
77,000
1,990
Bermuda
1995
Future Ships
Regal Princess
141,000
3,600
Bermuda
Spring 2014

Topics:  Kate Middleton, Princess Cruises

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