New ship shows that cruise industry is enjoying a boom

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Thunderstorms welcomed the world’s newest cruise ship as Princess Cruises’ 141,000-tonne Royal Princess passed our shores bound for Southampton.

Today she was due to be named by the Duchess of Cambridge.

The cruise industry is booming and I for one am a massive fan. Shame this new beast will be based in the Med, but after my mother-in-law’s recent disappointing Princess cruise, I hope she’s an improvement.

Good news is that P&O is building a sister to this ship for the UK market.

Some say she will revive the name Canberra. But all current P&O ship names end with an ‘A’. Looking at this new ugly Princess, maybe Skyscrapa will work!