Princess Cruises, one of the world’s premiere cruise lines, carries more than a million passengers each year. The Royal Princess is the largest and most spectacular in the fleet weighing in at 141,000 tons and with a passenger capacity of 3,560. Inaugurated in June 2013 by The Duchess of Cambridge, it carries on the tradition of providing grand design and truly spectacular entertainment.
Royal Princess boasts a number of firsts:
- Largest atrium of any Princess Cruise ship
- Largest outdoor movie screen at sea
- First glass walkway at sea – “SeaWalk”, a 60 foot glass-enclosed walkway extends 28 feet beyond edge of the ship for breathtaking views of the ocean below
But by far, the most thrilling innovations can be seen from the top deck. It’s here that Crystal was challenged to entertain passengers with a dual-use fountain experience. Guests can experience relaxing fun by day, and the transformation to dazzling open-air entertainment at night, with awe-inspiring musical fountain shows. The expansive top-deck area features landscaped areas and two freshwater pools with center stage that turns into the focal point of an elaborate interactive sound and light show.
The musical fountain has 85 of Crystal’s fountain jets that burst up to 33 feet into the night sky. Each choreographed water and light show also has a corresponding synchronized video projected onto the outdoor movie screen.
Crystal’s prior experience working with ship manufacturing was a plus. The Royal Princess was 3 1/2 years in the making and as lead water feature designer and specialist product manufacturer for the fountain, Crystal was involved with the team helping to shape this magnificent vision from the beginning and will play the same role on The Regal Princess being launched in 2014.