Slated for delivery in October 2019, Princess Cruises' fourth Royal-class ship will be modeled after its fleetmates: Royal Princess, Regal Princess and Majestic Princess.
The 3,560-passenger Sky 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 Princess Live TV studio. Eighty percent of the ship's cabins will have balconies. Unlike its sister ships, Sky Princess will not have a SeaWalk walkway.
Dining options will include the World Fresh Marketplace buffet and Crown Grill -- the line's signature steakhouse -- which features an array of chops, seafood and steaks served from a theater-style kitchen. As for the bar scene, passengers can enjoy everything from beer and whiskey at the British-style Wheelhouse Pub to fine wine at Vines.
This ship is also expected to introduce a number of "new-to-the-line" features, including the line's new suite category, Sky Class.
Sky 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.
Sky Princess' main pool deck will have more hot tubs (including two cantilevered over the pools) than other Royal-class ships, while the reimagined Sanctary will have twice as many cabanas.
A second pool will be located at the back of the ship.
A new space onboard will be a cafe in the Princess Live studio, serving barista-made coffees, teas and quick bites.
Sky Princess will debut in the Mediterranean in October 2019 with 10 cruise departures on eight itineraries. The first sailing will be a seven-night Mediterranean and Adriatic cruise sailing from Athens (Piraeus) to Barcelona. From Barcelona, the ship will sail a seven-night cruise to Rome. A seven-night roundtrip cruise out of Rome follows, before the ship sails back to Barcelona on another weeklong cruise. All can be combined for 14-, 21- or 28-day journeys. Sky Princess will deparrt from Barcelona on a two-week transatlantic sailing with stops in Valencia, Malaga, Seville (Cadiz), Lisbon and Madeira before arriving in its new homeport of Fort Lauderdale.
The ship will arrive in Fort Lauderdale in early December, embarking on its maiden Caribbean season December 4, 2019 for a three-night sailing. The ship will then sail alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from December 7, 2019 to April 4, 2020. A unique feature of the itineraries is that every port call to St. Thomas and Cozumel will offer late-night stays.