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!