Princess Cruise Line today launched its newest ship, Discovery Princess, from the Port of Los Angeles. On her maiden voyage, the Discovery Princess will sail to beautiful ports along the Mexican Riviera.
Until the end of April, the Discovery Princess will continue to sail from Los Angeles to ports in California and Mexico. It will then move up the Pacific region to begin offering 7-day crossings to Alaska from Seattle. The Discovery Princess will be the newest ship to sail to Alaska this season.
Discovery Princess will hold her traditional christening ceremony in Los Angeles, California on April 29, 2022 before beginning her season in Alaska.
To commemorate her maiden voyage, Princess Chairman John Padgett welcomed Discovery Princess’ first passengers, Michael and Sally Smith, on board. Long-time and frequent Princess cruisers, the couple were delighted to be welcomed with a special ceremony.
Padgett shared how the Discovery Princess’ maiden voyage symbolizes a milestone for the cruise line’s return to service. At the start of the pandemic, Princess Cruise Line made headlines around the world when its ship, Diamond Princess, experienced a massive coronavirus outbreak. He said: ‘Cruising is back and the elegant Discovery Princess showcases the many reasons travelers should cruise now.’
Padgett also recognized and congratulated the ship’s workers who will work tirelessly to ensure a memorable cruise vacation for all who sail on the magnificent Discovery Princess.
The Discovery Princess, which seats 3,660 passengers at full capacity, is the cruise line’s 15th ship in its fleet. It uses the latest and greatest technology to reduce fuel consumption and overall waste – it’s all part of Princess’ environmental compliance efforts.
The sleek new cruise ship will be the sixth and final cruise ship to join the Royal Class of Princess ships. The Discovery Princess is built with the same spectacular style and luxury as her sister ships – Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess.
With 19 decks and 1,800 staterooms, Discovery Princess will continue to offer many innovative experiences for cruise passengers, including breathtaking views from the largest balconies at sea. Those looking for a luxurious cruise experience can book one of two Sky Suites aboard the Discovery Princess. These rooms not only offer exclusive personalized service, but Sky Suite guests will also enjoy an astonishing 1,000 square foot balcony. This massive balcony, nearly 10 times larger than a standard cruise ship balcony, offers 270 degree views and wraps around the top of the ship.
Cruise passengers can enjoy plenty of down time in the beautiful Discovery Princess Sanctuary, which is an ultra-relaxing adult-only onboard retreat. Discovery Princess will also introduce more pool areas with 10 hot tubs, an infinity pool and 2 plunge pools.
Discovery Princess is the third ship designed with MedallionClass, which creates a cruise full of customization and exceptional service. With a simple wristband, guests sailing on Discovery Princess can easily locate their loved ones on board, gain access to their cabin and board the ship in an expedited manner. The MedallionClass also allows crew members to bring guests what they want, wherever they are, using this technology.
The elegant Discovery Princess offers 25 different onboard dining options that will serve world-class cuisine created by Michelin-starred chefs. The Discovery Princess offers more outdoor options than any other Princess ship. It also features a new live jazz bar called Take Five, a craft cocktail venue, and a comedy club.
Entertainment onboard Discovery Princess is sure to enthrall passengers throughout their cruise. Live shows include a new Broadway-style production called Spotlight Bar in the state-of-the-art Princess Theater.
Cruisers aboard Discovery Princess can stay connected with MedallionNet, which Princess Cruise Line says is the best Wi-Fi at sea. Passengers can work remotely from anywhere on the ship, stay in touch with friends and family at home and easily post to social media when using MedallionNet.