The Enchanted Princess, Princess Cruises' new ship, will sail Wednesday from Fort Lauderdale on its maiden cruise.
The Piazza of the Enchanted Princess. Photo credit: Princess Cruises
John Padgett, Princess Cruises president, stated that the Enchanted Princess was the seventh ship to enter service after the global pandemic pause. "This is a sign of our success path forward, with many loyal guests and new customers ready to sail alongside us and our colleagues ready to deliver memorable and unforgettable vacations at an unbelievable value."
An inside look at the ship's interior
Pictures of the ship, which is the fifth Royal class ship, were also released by Princess. Princess stated that the ship is an evolution of its sisters, the Royal Princess (2013) and Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess(2017), Sky Princess (2018), and Sky Princess (2019).
The Enchanted Princess Sky Suite. Photo credit: Princess Cruises
The Enchanted Princess will feature many of the same features as its sisters, as well as offering the best al fresco dining options on any Princess ship. Eateries will include Bistro Sur la Mer by three-Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut and Sabatini's Italian Trattoria, with its own Pasta Room.
Sky Suites on the ship will offer 270-degree views from the 1,000 square foot balcony.
In a Dec. 13 ceremony, the vessel will be named. It will also be streamed online via Princess' YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Where the Enchanted Princess will sail
This is the maiden cruise, the first of 15 10-day Caribbean itineraries that the ship will offer before heading towards Europe in the spring.
More than a year has passed since the ship was delivered in September 2020. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard, Monfalcone in Italy. It was also attended by executives from cruise lines from Miami, Seattle, and Princess headquarters in Santa Clarita (Calif.).