Vigo: First Port of Call of Royal Princess Maiden Voyage
Submitted by Vigo on JUNE 13, 2013
After a two nights preview cruise, Royal Princess, the Princess fleet’s new flagship will begin her maiden voyage on 16 June 2013; and, after her departure from Southampton, Vigo will be the first port of call of the first ship of Princess Cruises’ Royal Class.
With her 140,000 tons, 330m lenght and 3,600 guest capacity, Royal Princess is currently the 6th World’s largest passenger ship and the largest one built for Princess Cruises.
Along with the expanded public areas, restaurants and pools, the ships of this class are one of the first ones built compliant to the Safe Return to Port Requirements, the new IMO regulations to improve safety procedures on large passenger ships.
And again the port of Vigo, with its beautiful sheltered stuary, guarded by its own treasure, the Cies Islands, will be one of the first to welcome the new majestic ship. Both the city and the port will embrace Royal Princess and her guests and crew, and will place at their disposal Vigo’s splendid leisure possibilities for visiting the most amazing beaches, walking the downtown and shopping in exclusive boutiques or the largest malls, knowing its Celtic past and cultural offer on architecture and modern art, tasting the local famous Atlantic Diet, learning about the renowned Albariño wineries or visiting its wonderful surroundings like Baiona or Santiago de Compostela.
Vigo is the Spanish Atlantic port of reference and once more an unmissable call for the World’s most important cruise companies. Its two cruise Terminals with 1,000m of berthing line, located in the very heart of the city, are always ready to offer all the services and assistance to the hundreds of thousands of cruise passengers arriving every year to our shore.