In 2012, Princess Cruises unveiled its newest ship the Royal Princess. However, it wouldn’t be Princess Cruises’ newest ship for long, because its sister ship, the Regal Princess, was set to debut in 2014. And, sure enough, over this past summer the Regal Princess began sailing the world. After a brief stint operating out of Italy, the ship arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which it is currently calling its homeport.
Fans of the Royal Princess will find a lot to like in the Regal Princess. That’s because they both feature many of the same things, including the exhilarating SkyWalk. The similarities between the two ships don’t end there, though. They’re actually almost physically identical, and they both carry the same number of passengers and crew.
All of that said, don’t let the similarities fool you. The Regal Princess has a personality all of her own, something that comes through when you check out these amazing photos. So come take a virtual tour of Princess Cruise Lines’ newest and most advanced ship. And, if you haven’t seen the SkyWalk before, wait until you get to #9 and #10!
1. Under Construction
The Regal Princess was built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy. Construction began late in the summer of 2012.
2. The Debut
Princess Cruises took control of the boat right in the shipyard, and shortly thereafter she began her sea trials.
3. Maiden Voyage
The Regal Princess first debuted to the public several weeks later when she embarked on her maiden voyage from Venice, Italy, on May 20, 2014.
4. That’s a Big Boat!
Weighing it at over 140,000 GT, the Regal Princess is capable of carrying 3,560 passengers along with 1,346 crewmembers.
5. The Main Pool
The main pool area is up on deck, and features several hot tubs and a huge screen for watching films.
6. Adults Only Pool
For adults who are looking to have a libation while they sun by the pool, there’s the Retreat Pool and Bar.
7. Really Unwind
The cabanas that are located in the Retreat Pool and Bar are a perfect place to really let loose and relax.
8. A Pool With a View
For those that want to swim while looking out at the open ocean or a port of call, there’s the Terrace Pool, which is located in the rear of the ship.
9. For an Even Better View
One of the coolest features of the Regal Princess is the SeaWalk, which extends out over the side of the ship.
10. Watch Out for the Glass Floor
If you’re especially scared of heights though, you may want to avoid it. That’s because you’ll be able to look down 17 decks.
11. The Piazza
The crown jewel of the interior of the ship is the atrium, which is actually called The Piazza. You’ll notice that it’s quite large!
12. Grab a Drink
You’ll probably feel so at home in The Piazza that you’ll want to grab a drink, which you can do at the Bellini’s Bar.
13. Go Back In Time
You’ll also fine and old-time-styled martini bar located The Piazza that’s super swank. It’s called Crooners.
14. Don’t Drink on an Empty Stomach
If you’ve been passing from bar to bar while you’re in The Piazza, be sure to stop by Alfredo’s to grab a bite of pizza!
15. A Night’s Entertainment
Catching a show aboard the Regal Princess is easy. For example, you can stop by the main theater, which offers completely unobstructed views.
16. For More Intimate Entertainment…
Pop on over to the Vista Lounge, which features all kinds of live shows, including comedians and musicians.
17. Live or Not Live Entertainment
The Regal Princess also features its own television studio, where shows are shot and broadcasted onboard. If you want, you can even be a part of the studio audience!
18. Press Your Luck
If you’re feeling lucky out at sea and you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket, then why not check out the casino? They have everything from slots to Texas Hold ‘Em.
19. Plus Size Buffet!
If you’re going to be hitting the buffet, you may want to leave your belt in the cabin, because the Regal Princess’ is more than twice as big as any other buffet on a Princess cruise ship.
20. Spa Treatments
If you’re looking for a massage or maybe even a quick steam, you’ll want to check out Lotus Spa.
21. Keep Up Your Fitness
Of course, if you’re a total health buff, then there’s a gym where you can work off all of those cruise calories you’ve been taking in.
If you don’t feel like playing the role of the gym rat, you can always go get a workout on the Sports Court up on deck.
23. Practice Your Swing
If you’ve been dreading being out on the ocean because you won’t be able to hit the links, don’t worry! You can hit the Regal Princess’ driving range.
24. Fine Art
Make sure that you get your taste of fine culture in between the buffet and one of the bars by stopping by the Princess Art Gallery.
25. Nice Accommodations
There are 32 suites aboard the Regal Princess, each of which comes with its own private patio.
26. Good Night’s Rest
As you can see, the beds are quite comfortable, which is great, because you’re going to be having a lot of fun on the Regal Princess!
27. Once You’ve Rest Up
Maybe it’s time for a little late night excitement? You can get that in spades inside of Club 6.
28. It May Look Quiet During the Day…
But trust us when we say that the dance floor inside of Club 6 is always pumping once it’s nighttime.
29. Nighttime Water Show
Don’t forget to pop up on deck during the nighttime hours to check out the lights and water shows that take place at the main pool.
30. Or Take It Easy One Night
Who knows, maybe all of that hard cruising has started to take its toll. Why not give yourself a rest and watch a movie by the pool one night?
31. Book Your Passage
Ever since the Regal Princess debuted, it’s been taking passengers on stunning tours of the Caribbean. So, why not book your passage today?