The Regal Princess

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month
Reading Time:  6 minutes

in Warnemünde, Germany © Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-4.0

in Warnemünde, Germany © Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-4.0

Regal Princess is a Royal-class cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc, and is the second ship to sail for the cruise line under this name. Regal Princess, as well as her sister ship Royal Princess, were ordered on 17 February 2010 from Fincantieri and were constructed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, and debuted in 2014. Homeport is Southampton in England.

The final contract for the first two Royal-class vessels was signed on 4 May 2010. On 28 August 2012, the ship’s keel was laid in Monfalcone and the name of the ship was also officially announced as Regal Princess. Her float-out ceremony was conducted on 26 March 2013 and she was floated free from the builder’s dry dock on 29 March 2013 and then moored alongside the outfitting pier, where construction continued. Regal Princess successfully completed her sea trials in the Adriatic Sea from 16 to 21 April 2014. Construction progressed faster than expected and the ship arrived 13 days ahead of schedule. She was delivered to Princess Cruises on 11 May 2014 in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone. She had her official naming ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 5 November 2014 and was officially christened by the original cast of The Love Boat: Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange, Bernie Kopell, Lauren Tewes, and Jill Whelan.

in Oslo © W. Bulach/cc-by-sa-4.0 in Rotterdam © flickr.com - kees torn/cc-by-sa-2.0 in Tallinn © Pjotr Mahhonin/cc-by-sa-4.0 in Warnemünde, Germany © Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-4.0 Atrium © flickr.com - Kevin Verbeem/cc-by-sa-2.0 Pool deck © flickr.com - Dave R Chasteen/cc-by-sa-2.0
<
>
Pool deck © flickr.com - Dave R Chasteen/cc-by-sa-2.0
The debut of Regal Princess was conducted earlier than originally scheduled, due to an earlier delivery. The maiden voyage had been scheduled for 2 June 2014, but was moved up to 20 May. The ship conducted a four-night pre-inaugural cruise from 16 to 20 May 2014 from Trieste that visited Kotor. The maiden voyage departed from Venice on 20 May 2014 for Corfu, Mykonos, and an overnight call in Istanbul. She spent her inaugural season in the Mediterranean before departing Venice on 17 October 2014 to reposition to Port Everglades for her American debut, sailing Eastern Caribbean itineraries. From 2014 to 2020, she sailed the Caribbean during the winter months from Port Everglades and the Baltic region in Northern Europe during the summer season, with five-to-seven-day voyages to the New England coast and the Maritimes from New York during the fall. In summer 2020, she was scheduled to operate her first season in the British Isles before repositioning to Australia in fall 2020 for her maiden season in Oceania. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all British Isles voyages were cancelled. In summer 2021, Regal Princess was set to debut in Seattle to cruise her first Alaska season, but fleet redeployments later scheduled her to return to Europe and homeport in Southampton during that time frame.

As a sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess shares many of the same dimensions, features, and overall design. The ship measures 142,714 gross tonnage (GT), has a length of 330.0 metres (1,082 ft 8 in), a draught of 8.5 metres (27 ft 11 in), and a beam of 38.4 metres (126 ft 0 in). She is powered by a diesel-electric genset system, with four total Wärtsilä engines, producing a total output of 62.4 megawatts (83,700 hp). Main propulsion is via two propellers, each driven by a 18 megawatts (24,000 hp) electric motor. The system gives the vessel a service speed of 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) and a maximum speed of 22.9 knots (42.4 km/h; 26.4 mph). The ship houses 1,780 passenger cabins and 751 crew cabins. Of the 1,780 passenger cabins, 81% have a balcony The ship has a maximum capacity of 5,600 passengers and crew. Describing the style that inspired much of the interior design on Regal Princess, Giacomo Mortola, head architect at ship design firm GEM, explained:

Mainly it is a combination of warm, elegant tones that convey a feeling of comfort and sophistication. One example – a favourite architect of mine, Frank Lloyd Wright, used wood, bronze, and leather-covered walls, and I used these materials to impart the look and feel of the aft dining room. These materials were also used in the entertainment areas including the Princess Theater, Vista Lounge, and TV Studio contributing to the acoustic quality in these areas.

Notable features aboard the ship include a multi-level atrium, a theater, various dining rooms and restaurants, and pools.

Read more on Princess.com – Regal Princess and Wikipedia Regal Princess. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

The European Union: Common Fisheries Policy

The European Union: Common Fisheries Policy

[caption id="attachment_237021" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © oceans-and-fisheries.ec.europa.eu[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU). It sets quotas for which member states are allowed to catch each type of fish, as well as encouraging the fishing industry by various market interventions. In 2004 it had a budget of €931 million, approximately 0.75% of the EU budget. When it came into force in 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon formally enshrined fi...

[ read more ]

The National Library of France

The National Library of France

[caption id="attachment_24395" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Paris - Bibliothèque nationale de France - site Richelieu-Louvois - Reading Room© flickr.com - Vincent Desjardins/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is the National Library of France, located in Paris. The National Library of France is a public establishment under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture. Its mission is to constitute collections, especially the copies of works published in France that must, by law, be...

[ read more ]

Timișoara, the historic, economic and cultural center of Banat

Timișoara, the historic, economic and cultural center of Banat

[caption id="attachment_160834" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lloyd Palace, seat of the 'Politehnica' University of Timişoara © Turbojet[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County, in western Romania. One of the largest Romanian cities, with a population of 303,708 inhabitants (the third most populous city in the country, as of 2011), and considered the informal capital city of the historical region of Banat, Timișoara is the main social, economic and cultural center in the western part of Ro...

[ read more ]

Tivoli, city of art, history, culture and monuments

Tivoli, city of art, history, culture and monuments

[caption id="attachment_160714" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from Monti Tuburtini © Kleuske[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tivoli, the classical Tibur, is an ancient Italian town in Lazio, about 30 km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. The city offers a wide view over the Roman Campagna. Tivoli's quarries produce travertine, a particular white calcium-carbonate rock used in building most Roman monuments. The water power of the falls supplies some of the e...

[ read more ]

Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades

Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades

[caption id="attachment_203351" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Getty Villa is at the easterly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States. One of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Canary Islands - Lanzarote

Theme Week Canary Islands - Lanzarote

[caption id="attachment_153409" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cactus © Méndez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lanzarote is the easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands, approximately 125 km off the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from the Iberian Peninsula. Covering 845.9 km2, it stands as the fourth largest of the islands. The first recorded name for the island, given by Angelino Dulcert, was Insula de Lanzarotus Marocelus, after the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello, from which the modern name is derived. The island's nam...

[ read more ]

Melbourne City in Australia

Melbourne City in Australia

[caption id="attachment_223175" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Melbourne's Central Business District © Melbpal/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania. Its name generally refers to a 9,993 km²(3,858 sq mi) metropolitan area known as Greater Melbourne, comprising an urban agglomeration of 31 local municipalities, although the name is also used specifically for the local municipali...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Swiss - St. Gallen, gate to Appenzellerland

Theme Week Swiss - St. Gallen, gate to Appenzellerland

[caption id="attachment_154197" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Housing in the Abby quarter © Filzstift[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]St. Gallen is the capital of the canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall, founded in the 7th century. Today, it is a large urban agglomeration (with around 160,000 inhabitants) and represents the center of eastern Switzerland. The town mainly relies on services for its economic base. The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of St. Gall, a UNESCO World Heritag...

[ read more ]

Jacksonville in Florida

Jacksonville in Florida

[caption id="attachment_222211" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Riverside and Avondale © Ebyabe/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States as of 2020. It is the seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of 2020, Jacksonville's population is 949,611, making it the 12t...

[ read more ]

The port city of Constanța on the Black Sea

The port city of Constanța on the Black Sea

[caption id="attachment_160725" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Constanţa Casino © Zlatko Krastev[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Constanța is the oldest extant city in Romania, founded around 600 BC. The city is located in the Dobruja region of Romania, on the Black Sea coast. It is the capital of Constanța County and the largest city in the region. The city of Constanța is one of the most important in Romania, one of four roughly equal-size cities which rank after Bucharest. The Constanța metropolitan area, founded in...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Holy Island © flickr.com - Chris Combe/cc-by-2.0
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne, also called Holy Island, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England, which constitutes the civil parish...

© Lourdes Cardenal/cc-by-sa-3.0
Campo de Criptana in Castilla–La Mancha

Campo de Criptana is a municipality and town in the province of Ciudad Real in the autonomous community of Castilla–La...

© BBC
Vladimir Putin, hands off Ukraine! 🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine #StopPutinNOW #StopRussia

(latest update: 2 January 2024) Russo-Ukrainian War, Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russo-Ukrainian...

Close