Princess Cruises has commenced the one-year countdown to the launch of the 3,660-guest Enchanted Princess in Southampton in June next year.

Construction of the 143,700-ton ship is currently under way in the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. On completion, the vessel will sail from Southampton for an inaugural season in the Mediterranean before heading to the Caribbean in autumn 2020.

Its maiden voyage will be a 10-night sailing to Rome, calling at Bilbao, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), departing on July 1, 2020.

Enchanted Princess is the sister ship to Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess, which joins the fleet in October.