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Fincantieri Delivers 1,900-Passenger Superliner

Crown Princess To P&O

P&O Plans To Build Second Sister Ship

The Crown Princess is the first of three luxury liners to be built by Fincantieri for P&O/

Princess Cruises.

The Monfalcone shipyard of Fin- cantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani

SpA recently delivered the 792-cab- in luxury cruise ship Crown Princess to her owner, British P&O (Penin- sular & Orient Steam Navigation


The Crown Princess is the first cruise ship built by Fincantieri since 1964, when it delivered the 29,000- ton Eugenio C. to Costa Shipping company.

During the delivery ceremony, Sir

Jeffrey Sterling, P&O president, announced his company's intention to order a second sister ship from


The Crown Princess along with her sister Regal Princess were origi- nally ordered by Sitmar Cruises through its Italian company Astra- mar. P&O acquired Sitmar along with Astramar in 1988 as part of a $210-million deal.

With a gross tonnage of 70,000, the Crown Princess has an overall length of 803 feet, maximum molded breadth of about 106 feet, design draft of 25.7 feet and dead- weight of 5,400 tons. She will have a service speed of 19.5 knots

Fincantieri collaborated with

Italian naval architect Renzo Pia- no of Studio Piano on the design of the vessel in order to provide the

Crown Princess with a unique exte- rior design.

For the ship's silhouette, Studio

Piano took inspiration from the dol- phin, with particular emphasis on the profile of the "head," which con- stitutes a large front dome over the

Belvedere Bar/Casino.

The transferring of such a design in a construction phase raised ex- treme difficulties. Because the dome and the upper deck structure were manufactured entirely of light alloy, while the superstructure is made of steel, suitable protection and weld- ing methods had to be developed in order to ensure a proper connection.

The final positioning phase of the 250-ton-plus dome (60 meters long design

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