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The Royal Class ships a Carnival ship, essentially operated by Princess Cruises. The lead ship is the Royal Princess and they have been hugely successful but it is unlikely there will be more of these as Carnival have now moved to a larger class of ship. The Excellence Class will become their main class of new family cruise ships across the brands although their are still two being built.

  • Royal Princess (2013)
  • Regal Princess (2014)
  • Britannia (2015)
  • Majestic Princess (2017)
  • Sky Princess (2019)
  • The Enchanted Princess will be in service 2020 and
  • the Final Princess in 2022

Britannia was built by Fincantieri at its shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. They are all 330 meters long, have 15 decks and carry 3,600 guests weighing approx 143,000 GT.

The Grand class is a Princess / P&O class for Carnival. The class has developed and therefore has sub classes but they are essentially the same ship. In the main they have been built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone and Trieste, Italy.

They are essentially 290 meters long, they have 17 to 19 decks, with 13 to 15 decks as passenger decks. Capacity carries from 2,600 to  first vessel, the Grand Princess, entered service in 1998.

  • Grand Princess (1998)
  • Golden Princess (2001)
  • Star Princess (2002)
  • Diamond Princess (Gem sub class) 2004
  • Sapphire Princess (Gem sub class) 2004
  • Caribbean Princess (Caribbean sub class) 2004
  • Crown Princess (Crown sub class) 2006
  • Emerald Princess (Crown sub class) 2007
  • Ruby Princess (Crown sub class) 2008
  • Ventura (Ventura sub class) 2008
  • Azura (Ventura sub class) 2010

Sun Class ship the Oceana was originally called the Ocean Princess. They are all around 261 meters, hold just over 2,000 guests and can travel at 21 knots.

  1. Sun Princess (1995)
  2. Pacific Explorer (1997) P&O Australia
  3. Sea Princess (1998)
  4. Oceana (2000) P&O

These two Panamax ships were built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France. 294m long ships with 17 decks, 12 for passengers they hold approx 1950 guests with 900 crew and travel at 21 / 22 knots max.

  1. Coral Princess (2002)
  2. Island Princess (2003)

These are hugely popular and sought after ships. Eight were made, they are all very similar and all hold 684 guests. Known as Renaissance Class ships, because they were made for Renaissance Cruises. However they are actually R-Class ships, and they were called one to eight. For example R 3 is the Pacific Princess as we know her now. Renaissance was a company in Oslo, competing with Fred Olsen. Founded in 1989 it was family owned by Fearnley & Eger Rederi. These ships are all 181 meters long, have a GT of 30,277GT and travel at 18 knots.

  1. R One – Oceania Insignia (1998)
  2. R Two – Oceania Regatta (1998)
  3. R Three – Pacific Princess (1999)
  4. R Four – Oceania Sirena (1999)
  5. R Five – Oceania Nautica (2000)
  6. R Six – Azamara Journey (2000)
  7. R Seven – Azamara Quest (2000)
  8. R Eight – Azamara Pursuit (2001)