The 1,082ft cruise ship set to be named by the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled ahead of tomorrow's launch with a set of images that reveal the lavish interior and impressive rooms of the multimillion pound boat.
Named the Royal Princess, the latest ship to be built by Princess Cruises certainly lives up to its regal name.
Due to be launched in a traditional naming ceremony, the spectacular cruiser has everything the well-heeled guest could possibly want, including a fully-equipped games room, casino and a spa.
The Royal Princess also has a 28ft glass-bottomed viewing gallery, 10 different restaurants including one that specialises in steak and lobster, and 1,780 luxury staterooms
At tomorrow's naming ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge will see performances from Natasha Bedingfield and West End singer, Kerry Ellis before christening the ship - now the largest in Princess Cruises' 16-strong fleet, although it will be joined by a similarly sized sister ship, Regal Princess, next year.
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and The Pipe Band of 1st Battalion Irish Guards will open the event.
Despite the ship's regal name, the vessel was not named after the Duchess of Cambridge. Instead, the name was taken from the original Royal Princess ship which launched in 1984 and is no longer in service.
'Appointing a godmother to name a new ship is one of maritime’s oldest traditions,' said Paul Ludlow, UK Director of Princess Cruises.
'Historically their role is to be entrusted with the safe guidance of a vessel and its passengers. We are thrilled to welcome HRH Duchess of Cambridge, godmother to Royal Princess, to Southampton and look forward to celebrating this historic occasion.'