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The 89,000-ton Musica will carry 2,550 passengers, nearly a
thousand passengers more than the line’s current North
American-based products, the Lirica and the Opera.
The Musica is currently under construction at the Chantiers de
l’Atlantique shipyard in France and it will sail in the
Mediterranean before crossing to Fort Lauderdale in fall 2006.
Also in 2006, Princess Cruises’ new Crown Princess will make New
York its base of operations and will offer a schedule of roundtrip
Caribbean cruises from there a first for the line.
The Crown will offer nine-day roundtrip cruises starting in June
2006, and will alternate Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
It will be one of the first ships to use new cruise facilities at
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, which it will visit on all 10
The Crown Princess currently is under construction in Italy.