Princess joins the fold of mainstream cruise lines with hull art as its brand new MAJESTIC PRINCESS meets the sea for the first time in Monfalcone today.
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MAJESTIC PRINCESS rendering.
When Princess Cruises’ MAJESTIC PRINCESS was floated out of the Fincantieri shipyard today in Monfalcone, the 50-year-old cruise line’s new hull livery was unveiled. The third ROYAL PRINCESS Class vessel is sporting Princess’ Sea Witch on her bow, making Princess the latest of the major cruise lines to feature hull art on its ships. Princess now joins German-based Aida, NCL, P&O, Celestyal and a wide swath of ferry operators for painting its hulls in this manner. The new livery will go fleetwide over the next year or two.
The 143,000-gt, 3,560-guest MAJESTIC PRINCESS is also the first Princess ship to be designed for the burgeoning Chinese market and will enter service in the summer of 2017.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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