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Princess Cruises orders two LNG dual-fuel cruise ships

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Princess Cruises has announced that it has signed the final contracts for the construction of two next generation LNG dual-fuel cruise ships with Fincantieri.

The 175 000 t cruise ships will be the largest ever ships built in Italy, with deliveries in Monfalcone in late 2023 and in Spring 2025. This latest announcement follows the initial memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed between the two parties in July last year.

Each vessel be dual-fuel powered, primarily using LNG, and will be capable of carrying approximately 4300 guests.

Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises President, said: “Princess Cruises continues to grow globally – adding new ships to our fleet built by our long-time trusted ship building partner, Fincantieri, who brings decades of expertise to these next-generation cruise ships.”

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, added: “This result proves, once again, the trust we receive from the market, which allows us to look to the future with ambition. It honours our great work focused on innovation thanks to which we have been able to offer to the client a record-breaking proposal not only in terms of size. Besides we firmly believe that a new class of Princess Cruises' ships, one of Carnival Group’s top brands, can stem from this promising project. In fact, for Princess Cruises, we have received orders for 21 ships, another unprecedented result in this industry.”

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