The newest member of Princess Cruises’ royal fleet took its first round of guests for a cruise earlier this week and the reviews coming in have been rave. Sky Princess set sail from Athens for a cruise around the Mediterranean and became the first Princess MedallionClass vessel in service for the cruise line. The ship will continue sailing the Mediterranean until December 1st when it debuts in Fort Lauderdale, FL for cruises to the Caribbean. The 145,000 ton ship holds 3,660 passengers and has a number of technological features enhancing the modern cruise experience.
Princess Cruises changed the cruising game forever a few years ago when they introduced OceanMedallion for guests. The wearable tech allowed for easier access for guests all over the ship. Some of the best perks of the Medallion are:
- Faster boarding
- Food and beverage orders to anywhere on the ship
- Find your friends
- Keyless room entry
- Interactive games and information
Following the delivery of the ship from Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, cruise line President Jan Swartz explained the ship’s impact on the industry.
“We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to our long-time shipbuilding partner Fincantieri who delivered Sky Princess to us today,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “As our new flagship in the fleet, Sky Princess represents the absolute best Princess Cruises has to offer our guests by connecting them with what matters most, unique destinations, loved ones, and new friends, while enjoying all the state-of the-art experiences in comfort and style.”
#SkyPrincess has officially joined our fleet! 🎉 Our inaugural team is excited to celebrate our newest MedallionClass ship as she sets sail from Monfalcone, Italy. Stay tuned this week as we take you behind-the-scenes of her very first sailing! #PrincessCruises pic.twitter.com/pkqrp1e347
— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) October 15, 2019
— Cruise with Ben & David (@CruiseWithBD) October 19, 2019
— TRAVELTOMTOM (@traveltomtom) October 16, 2019
— S O P H I E ↠ (@sophiessuitcse) October 16, 2019
GOODBYE SKY!! I’ve had such an incredible time on board the #SkyPrincess for her shake down maiden voyage. From the wonderful staff to the miraculous Ocean Medallion system, I was completely wowed. #discoverwithprincess @PrincessCruises ad pic.twitter.com/GkFhBUnTO3
— Tara Povey (@whereistarablog) October 20, 2019