The fifth ship in Princess Cruises' Royal Class was set to launch in June 2020, but delays at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy due to the global coronavirus pandemic has pushed the launch back to an unspecified date.
It will follow Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess, which debuted in 2019. It was due to be named in Southampton, followed by a season of Mediterranean cruises, but that is also under review.
The 3,560-passenger Enchanted Princess will feature fleetwide staples such as the multistory Piazza atrium, adults-only Sanctuary and Movies Under the Stars concept, as well as a number of Royal-class features like the SeaWalk (a glass walkway that extends from the top deck) and Princess Live TV studio. Eighty percent of the ship's cabins will have balconies.
Here's what we know so far:
Enchanted Princess will feature a new suite category called Sky Suites. Located at the top of the ship, the suites will feature 270-degree views, plus occupants will be able to watch the ship's Movies Under the Stars without leaving their room. Sky Suites will hold up to five people and offer the largest balconies in the Princess fleet -- 700 square feet.
Dining & Bars
An all-new venue on Enchanted Princess will a standalone Salty Dog Gastropub, a rustic-styled pub where cruisers can catch a sporting event, while having a drink and some food, including the mouthwatering Ernesto Burger, created by Chef Ernesto Uchimura.
Sabatini's on Enchanted Princess will be Trattoria style, featuring handmade past courses developed in collaboration with Los Angeles-based chef Angelo Auriana.
Among the ship's other dining options will be the World Fresh Marketplace buffet and Crown Grill, the line's signature steakhouse. Bars will include the Wheelhouse Pub, which focuses on beer and whiskey, and Vines wine bar.
As on Sky Princess, Enchanted Princess will have a cafe inside the Princess Live! studio, so people can enjoy a coffee or pastry while watching a live recording.
Enchanted Princess will be the second ship in the Princess fleet to feature the musical production "Rock Opera" in its main theatre. "Rock Opera" showcases a soundtrack spanning classic rock, musical theatre and opera with songs performed in a variety of languages. It will have an eight-piece live orchestra and costumes were inspired by the iconic Met Gala, one of New York City's most glamorous annual events.
Enchanted Princess will have a Wakeview pool at the back of the ship, and a redesigned Sanctuary with more private cabanas than on other ships.
Enchanted Princess will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation. Her exclusive open-air poolside amphitheatre is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games, while the largest ever Princess Theatre plays host to dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics. The ship also features a whole range of bars, most of which will be playing live music, including the brand new Take 5 jazz bar.
Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Enchanted Princess. Every hour, her chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.
Enchanted Princess' speciality restaurants are among the best at sea – or anywhere. They serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and their menus reflect regional flavours from around the world. You'll find the speciality restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
From the moment you step aboard, you'll be made to feel welcomed and right at home, and with attentive service from a friendly staff that knows what hospitality means, you’ll find your Princess ship truly is your home away from home.
The pride of Enchanted Princess' accommodations is the enormous Sky Suite. Exclusive doesn’t begin to describe the experience. Inclusive amenities, attentive service and a dedicated Suite Experience Manager to deliver your every desire are just the beginning. Crowning the heights of the ship, each Sky Suite hosts up to five guests, dazzling you with a 270-degree panorama throughout your voyage. Complementing the exquisitely appointed interior living spaces, a luxuriously furnished over 1,000-square-foot continuous balcony – the largest at sea – invites you to relax privately or host your own celebrations or catered events.