Everything you need to know about Sky Princess
When a cruise ship is added to a fleet, it’s exciting, but when that ship features a Michelin-star chef, exceptional Wi-Fi, 15 decks, films screened under the stars and the largest balconies at sea, “exciting” doesn't quite cut it. Allow us to introduce you to Sky Princess®: one of the newest members of the Princess Cruises family. After debuting in the Mediterranean in October 2019, the 3,560-guest ship added to the distinctive, contemporary design of Princess’ renowned Royal-class ships and even took these lofty standards up a notch. Here’s what you need to know about the vessel…
What you can expect onboard
Sky Princess features a host of amazing upgrades, such as two Sky Suites with the largest balconies at sea – each around the size of half a tennis court. Other exciting features onboard include alfresco massages in The Sanctuary and chic restaurant La Mer, where Michelin-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut has created an authentic French bistro experience (you can also find La Mer on Majestic Princess®). Enjoy dishes like filet de boeuf poelé (filet mignon with sweet onion sauce and red-wine jus, shown below), plus a curated menu of French wines, including Bordeaux varieties available onboard only at La Mer.
Sky Princess also features MedallionClass® technology, a one-of-a-kind service that unlocks an enhanced level of personalzation, simplicity and connectivity through wearable technology known as OceanMedallion®.
Get to know Sky Princess' captains
Captain Heikki Laakkonen
Captain Laakkonen will be familiar if you’ve sailed on Crown Princess®, Island Princess®, Caribbean Princess®, Coral Princess®, Golden Princess® or Sapphire Princess® in the past. From the coastal town of Kotka, Finland, he began his career in the Finnish navy in 1991 and joined Princess in 2001. Laakkonen first served as a Captain on P&O Australia ships in 2013.
Captain Michele Tuvo
Captain Tuvo served his first command on Star Princess®, and before that worked on Sea Princess®, Grand Princess® and many others. He hails from Levanto, Italy, and joined Princess in 2000. ‘I like to surprise guests… I sometimes make fun announcements like, “Ladies and gentlemen, I have an important message,” and then I'll play Happy by Pharrell Williams.’
Behind the blessing
The Fincantieri shipyard in Trieste, Italy, hosted the Madrina ceremony for Sky Princess, with a blessing (including champagne smash, of course). Tony Roberts, Vice President of UK and Europe, was on hand at the event and said, ‘Sky Princess is going to be amazing – she is the first ship fitted with Medallion technology from the start. There is a special feeling when you step onboard and see all of the beautiful decks and decoration.’