Princess Cruises Celebrates New Ship Keel Laying
Anthony Kaufman, Senior Vice President, Asia Operations, Princess
(left); Attilio Dapelo, Fincantieri Shipyard Director (Middle) & Cherry Wang,
Country Director, Carnival China (right) attend the official keel laying
ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone featuring the 1st
Chinese lion dance ceremony to mark the construction milestone.
Carnival plc marked the beginning of construction of Princess Cruises' 3rd new generation of ships with the official keel laying ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone. As the keel was ceremoniously lowered into position, and shipyard officials celebrated the occasion with a traditional Chinese lion dance. This, yet-to-be-named ship, will be customized to appeal to the China market when it debuts in summer 2017.