Regal Princess has accomplished another major milestone in preparation for her May 20 debut, with the completion of her sea trials. The new ship set out to sea from her construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and was put through her paces with a series of manoeuvres to test her propulsion, steering and navigational equipment.
After a successful five days of trials, the ship is now back in the shipyard for further exterior and interior finishing before her maiden voyage from Venice, a seven-night Mediterranean sailing from Venice to Athens including stops in Corfu, Mykonos and an overnight call in Istanbul.
Throughout the summer, the new ship will sail on Princess’ signature Grand Mediterranean cruises, with two itinerary choices.
Regal Princess, a sister ship to Royal Princess, will offer its 3560 passengers a variety of enticing features, including a soaring atrium, a dramatic glass-bottomed over-water SeaWalk extending more than 8.5 metres beyond the edge of the vessel, plush private poolside cabanas, the Princess Live! television studio, a dedicated pastry shop, a special Chef’s Table Lumiere private dining experience and balconies on all outside staterooms.