Southampton naming, Sky Suites, transformed spaces for Enchanted Princess

Enchanted Princess features, from top left clockwise = Salty Dog Gastropub, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, new Sky Suites and Princess Live! and Café Enchanted Princess features, from top left clockwise = Salty Dog Gastropub, Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, new Sky Suites and Princess Live! and Café

The fifth Royal-class newbuild for Princess Cruises will be named in Southampton in June 2020 and sail its inaugural season in the Mediterranean. Enchanted Princess will have the Sky Suites that are debuting on 2019's Sky Princess and a number of transformed spaces.

The 143,700gt ships follow Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess.

The Sky Suites are centrally located on the top deck and feature the largest private balconies ever offered by Princess. Measuring 700 square feet, the balconies will provide a private vantage of the ship’s Movies under the Stars screen and create the ultimate space for entertaining. The two suites will also offer a 270-degree panorama and have sleeping capacity for five passengers, and more for entertaining, making them ideal for families.

More cabanas

Enchanted Princess will include new features found on Sky Princess such as a Wakeview pool on its aft decks and relaxing Sanctuary area offering a new contemporary design with more private cabanas. In addition, it will offer an Italian-inspired Piazza, over-the-ocean glass Seawalk and Broadway-caliber shows performed in the Princess Theater.

Reimagined pub and Sabatini's

Evolving the current ships’ designs, the Salty Dog Gastropub will be reimagined on Enchanted Princess. The rustic pub space will provide an exciting new venue to watch sporting events, gather over drinks and small bites, and partake in the award-winning Ernesto Burger, created by chef partner Ernesto Uchimura, a founding chef of the original Umami Burger and owner of the new Los Angeles-based neighborhood restaurant and bar, Electric Owl.

Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Princess's signature specialty restaurant, will also be transformed. The space will blend classic Italian accents with the spaciousness of a modern, contemporary setting featuring handmade pasta courses developed in collaboration with Los Angeles chef Angelo Auriana that will be prepared fresh daily.

The Princess Live! and Café will have a new art deco-style décor, the backdrop for drinks and small bites while watching live performances.

Bookings open Thursday

Enchanted Princess cruises will open for sale Nov. 8.

The ship is under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard.

Posted 05 November 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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