Palm Beach Cruises, which will continue to operate the VIking Princess on day-cruises from the Port of Palm Beach, has announced that it is also negotiating for the construction of a 1,650-passenger vessel for two-, three- and four-day cruises.

Palm Beach Cruises is owned by Grundstad Maritime which also owned Crown Cruise Line and the Crown Monarch, before selling the brand name and the ship to Commodore Cruise Line. Palm Beach Cruises holds exclusive rights to operate cruise ships from the Port of Palm Beach and Crown will continue to operate from that port under an agreement with Palm Beach Cruises.