At 175,500 gross tons she is also the largest ship built so far in Italy
Trieste, March 8, 2023
The floating out of "Sun Princess" the first of two LNG (liquefied natural gas) cruise ships for Princess Cruises, took place in Monfalcone.
At 175,500 gross tons "Sun Princess" is the largest ship built so far in Italy, as well as the first LNG cruise ship ever built by Fincantieri, and the first dual-fuel vessel powered primarily by LNG to enter Princess' fleet.
LNG is the marine industry's most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the world's cleanest fossil fuel, which will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil usage.
"Sun Princess" will be delivered in Q1 2024 and starts the Sphere class, which includes a sister-ship to be delivered in 2025. They will each accommodate approximately 4,300 guests and are based on a next-generation platform design.
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a world leading international cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships, carrying millions guests each year to 380 destinations around the globe.
Fincantieri is one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, the only one active in all high-tech marine industry sectors. It is leader in the construction and transformation of cruise, naval and oil & gas and wind offshore vessels, as well as in the production of systems and component equipment, after-sales services and marine interiors solutions. Thanks to the expertise developed in the management of complex projects, the Group boasts first-class references in infrastructures, and is a reference player in digital technologies and cybersecurity, electronics and advanced systems.
With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 ships built, Fincantieri maintains its know-how, expertise and management centres in Italy, here employing 10,000 workers and creating around 90,000 jobs, which double worldwide thanks to a production network of 18 shipyards operating in four continents and with almost 21,000 employees.
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Fincantieri press release