Carpets fit for a Duchess
4th June 2013
Brintons have supplied 21,000 sqm2 of custom Axminster carpet for a new super liner which is to be named and launched by the Duchess of Cambridge in June.
The Duchess will be the Godmother to Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess and will attend the ship’s naming ceremony in Southampton on June 13th, this will be the highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel into service. The spectacular ceremony will uphold British ship-naming traditions including the blessing, a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the Irish Guards.
The 3,600-passenger Royal Princess is a new-generation cruise ship. Among the special features found on board will be a greatly expanded atrium, the social hub of the ship; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; plush private poolside cabanas that appear to be floating on water; the largest pastry shop at sea and a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light.Royal Princess - New Princess Cruise Ship Arriving June 2013