It is my understanding that Princess has acquired a ship which will be refitted and renamed the "Royal".
No, that's not correct. The ship will be named MV Royal Princess
Does anyone have any further information about which ship is being converted??
Yes, we do information. I actually posted a link to the press release
a while ago on this web site.
Renaissance Cruises originally introduced the vessel as MV R8
. She went to Swan Hellenic Cruises, for whom she now operates as MV Minerva II
, through the Renaissance Cruises bankruptcy. Princess Cruises previously acquired two of her sisters, MV Pacific Princess
(nee MV R3
) and MV Tahitian Princess
(nee MV R4
), through the bankruptcy proceedings.