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Princess Sphere Class Review

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When Princess Cruises' first Sphere Class vessel enters service in 2023, it will be the largest ship ever built in Italy, eclipsing MSC Cruises' recently launched flagship MSC Seashore which currently holds the record at 154,000 gross tons. The as-yet-unnamed vessel, known only by its shipyard number C-6310, will be the line's first ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A near identical sister vessel is due to be completed in 2025.

The Princess Cruises Sphere Class Deck Plans Are Still Under Wraps

At 175,000 gross tons, the first of the two Sphere Class vessels represents the largest ship to be constructed in Italy. Work got underway in September 2021 when the traditional steel cutting ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard which is building both ships for Carnival Corporation-owned Princess Cruises.

Princess says that more details about the vessel will be released in coming months. With a capacity for more than 4,000 passengers in 154,000 cabins. it will be the largest ship in the Princess fleet, overtaking the newest vessel, Sky Princess, which is 145,201 gross tons and carries 3,660 passengers.

The Princess Cruises Sphere Class Vessel Will be the First in the Fleet Powered by LNG

The Sphere Class vessel will be the first in the Princess fleet to run on LNG, the marine industry's most environmentally friendly advanced fuel technology and the world's cleanest fossil fuel which is energy-saving and reduces emissions.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, says: "We are proud to further extend our long-established partnership with Princess Cruises, a brand we are indeed tied to since our comeback to the cruise ship industry in 1990. After so many years, we are getting ready to enter, together, into a new era of our industry, increasingly aimed at reducing environmental impact. We proudly do this with an all-time record project, both in terms of size and technological level."

Princess Cruises Sphere Class Itineraries Have Not Been Announced

To date, there is no information about where the ship will sail.

Princess Cruises Sphere Class Specs

The Sphere Class ship will be 175,000 gross tons and carry approximately 4,300 passengers at double capacity, with a currently unspecified number of crew.

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