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Princess MedallionClass® Newest Ship – Discovery Princess

Discovery Princess expands the cruise line’s fleet to 15 ships, offering elegantly appointed accommodations, world-class entertainment, gourmet dining and cocktails, expansive alfresco dining areas and stunning views from the largest balconies from the cruise line at sea in the Sky Suites. A traditional baptism ceremony will take place at the port of Los Angeles to April 292022, with more details to follow.

The 3,660 passenger Discovery Princess was built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italyand is the sixth and final new Royal Class construction sharing all the spectacular style and luxury of her sister ships – Enchanted Princess® Sky Princess®, Majestic Princess®, Regal Princess® and Royal Princess®.

“Today we celebrate our newest ship, the Discovery Princess, as she embarks on her maiden voyage to the Mexican Riviera from the port of Los Angeles – the same port our very first cruise departed from in 1965,” said John Padget, President of Princess Cruises. “Cruising is back and the elegant Discovery Princess showcases the many reasons why travelers should cruise now. We also recognize and applaud the ship’s company, who will work tirelessly to provide a memorable cruise vacation for all those who sail on this magnificent cruise ship.”

Part of the leading West Coast cruise line, the Discovery Princess is currently sailing on a series of voyages to the Mexican Riviera and the California Coast from March 27April 24, 2022. The ship will then sail up the Pacific coast to begin a seven-day season Alaska cruises from Seattlemaking her the newest ship sailing in the Alaska Region.

With a range of innovative new experiences, guests will enjoy 270-degree panoramic views from the Princess’ largest balconies at sea in Sky Suites, relax in ultimate comfort at Sanctuary and delight their senses with dining options world class. Plus, Princess Live Entertainment features compelling Broadway-style production shows that can only be seen in the state-of-the-art Princess Theater, including the newest show, spotlight bar. The Discovery Princess uses the latest technologies to reduce fuel consumption, treat wastewater and support the cruise line’s environmental compliance efforts.

Additionally, Discovery Princess offers Princess MedallionClass vacations that begin with the wearable Medallion™, a quarter-sized device that enables everything from quick contactless boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having everything guests need delivered directly to their homes, wherever they are on the ship. Plus, guests can share their favorite cruise moments using MedallionNet, the best Wi-Fi at sea, as well as stay in touch with friends and family at home, work remotely anywhere on the ship, Quickly publish content and stream favorite movies and shows.

Notable features and entertainment offerings onboard Discovery Princess include:

  • Princess Theater Original Shows spotlight bar, debuting in April, is an imaginative new live performance that transports guests to a bustling bar atmosphere where they will meet and connect with local storytellers who will share stories from their lives through song. With a modern playlist that will evoke memories and might even inspire dancing among everyone – bar owner, regulars and customers – spotlight bar is sure to bring people together in a place where everyone belongs. Discovery Princess also features the fan favorite rock operafeaturing incredible costumes inspired by glamorous avant-garde fashion with a musical soundtrack spanning classic rock, opera and musical theatre.
  • Sky Suites – First introduced on Sky Princess (2019), the new Sky Deluxe Suites offer exclusive amenities, attentive service and a dedicated Suite Experience Manager, luxurious accommodations for up to five people and a 1,000 square foot balcony offering 270 degree views from the cruise line’s largest balcony at sea.
  • 25 Bars & Restaurants – With some of the most extensive alfresco dining options on any Princess ship, Discovery Princess features the three-Michelin-starred chef’s Bistro Sur La Mer Emmanuel RenaultSabatini’s Italian Trattoria with its own pasta room, Crown Grill Steakhouse and Bar, Crooners, Chef’s Table Lumiere, Gigi’s Pizzeria, The Salty Dog Gastropub, Gelato, three beautifully appointed main dining rooms and more.
  • fifth take – First debuting on Sky Princess, Take Five features vintage imagery, iconic imagery and intimate conversations that transport you to the heart of the Jazz Age. Patrons can enjoy live jazz every night while sipping master mixologist Rob Floyd’s favorite cocktails and specialty gin cocktails crafted exclusively for Take Five.
  • Aquatic relaxation – In addition to multiple hot tubs, the Discovery Princess has two plunge pools, adjacent to the upper deck bar. Aft of the ship, the infinity-style Wakeview Pool and Bar offer spectacular skyline views, while the Retreat Pool provides an oasis of calm.

Discovery Princess also offers exclusive Princess locations and amenities including the Piazza, Lotus Spa, The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars, Princess Live! Café, Good Spirits at Sea Bar, Vegas-Style Casino, The Shops of Princess, Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Center and Discovery at SEA™ programs.

You can find more information about Discovery Princess at https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/xp-discovery-princess/

For the latest Princess COVID-19 health protocols, please visit https://www.princess.com/plan/cruise-with-confidence/cruise-health/covid-19-guest-protocols/.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available from a professional travel consultant, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at http://www.princess.com/.

About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruises, Princess Cruises is the world’s leading premium international cruise and tour operator operating a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships, carrying millions of passengers each year to 380 destinations across the world, including Caribbean, AlaskaPanama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealandthe South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/ Cruises in New England, Antarctica and around the world. A team of professional destination experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days, and Princess Cruises is continually recognized as “the best cruise line for itineraries”. In 2017, Princess Cruises, along with parent company Carnival Corporation, introduced MedallionClass Vacations enabled by the Medallion Device, the vacation industry’s most advanced wearable, provided free of charge to every guest sailing on a MedallionClass ship. The award-winning innovation offers the fastest way to an effortless personalized vacation, giving guests more time to do the things they love most. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK).

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SOURCE Princess Cruises