Fincanteri deliver Discovery Princess

The newest cruise ship in the Princess Cruises fleet – Discovery Princess – has been delivered during an official handover at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. Discovery Princess expands the Princess Cruises fleet to 15 MedallionClass vessels and features an evolution of the design platform used for the cruise line’s previous Royal-Class ships.

Handover Ceremony at Fincantieri Shipyard marks completion of newbuild as cruise ship heads to Los Angeles for her inaugural cruise season.

The Discovery Princess handover was attended by John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, Captain Gennaro Arma, and Luigi Matarazzo, general manager merchant ships division of Fincantieri.

John Padgett and Captain Arma

“Today marks a significant milestone for Princess Cruises as we officially take ownership of the spectacular Discovery Princess,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “We extend our immense gratitude to our long-time and trusted partners at Fincantieri, the shipbuilders of all six of our Royal-Class vessels with Discovery Princess and look forward to welcoming our first guests to experience the beauty of the ship when they embark in just a few weeks.”

The 3,660-guest Discovery Princess is the sixth and final Royal-Class newbuild.

She shares all of the spectacular style and luxury of her sister ships – Enchanted Princess℠, Sky Princess®, Majestic Princess℠, Regal Princess℠ and Royal Princess℠. Discovery Princess uses the latest technologies to reduce fuel consumption, treat wastewater, and support the line’s environmental compliance efforts. Guests will enjoy innovative new experiences including 270-degree sweeping views from the largest balconies at sea in the Sky Suites, the ultimate comfort at The Sanctuary and world-class dining options. Princess Live entertainment presents mesmerising new West End-style production shows that can only be seen in the Princess Theatre. 

Discovery Princess

Princess is the leading cruise line on the west coast of America, Discovery Princess will depart Italy and make her way to the Port of Los Angeles. There she will sail on a series of Mexican Riviera and California Coast voyages from March 27 – April 24, 2022. Following that she will head up the Pacific coast to begin a season of seven-night Alaska cruises from Seattle. 

Discovery Princess is the newest ship to join the fleet offering Princess MedallionClass holidays. These feature the Medallion™, the travel industry’s most advanced wearable device, provided free to each guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to an effortless personalised holiday giving guests more time to do the things they love most.

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is the world’s leading international premium cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships, carrying two million guests each year to 330 destinations around the globe

More information about Discovery Princess can be found at

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 0344 338 8663 or by visiting the company’s website at

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