Princess Cruises has unveiled its latest bespoke ship platform, Sun Princess. Set to accommodate over 4,000 guests, the ship is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard and scheduled to debut in early 2024.
The 175,500-ton vessel is the largest Princess ship ever constructed and is one of 11 new ships in the corporate fleet powered by LNG fuel technology.
The inaugural season for Sun Princess will begin in early 2024 with Mediterranean itineraries, followed by Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages out of Port Everglades, Florida in the fall. The ship’s first three voyages are already on sale.
The iconic Piazza spans three stories, forming an architectural feature offering guests a panoramic view of the ocean in every direction. Adjacent to the Piazza Atrium will be a new coffee shop, Coffee Currents, Bellini’s Cocktail Bar, along with Princess favourites like Crooners Bar and Alfredo’s Pizzeria.
Inspired by the terraces of Santorini, The Dome is a multi-level covered deck and first-of-its-kind true glass-enclosed dome ever constructed on a cruise ship. Featuring an indoor/outdoor pool and unique water feature in the day, The Dome transforms into an entertainment venue with a South Beach vibe at night, allowing aerial performances with state-of-the-art lighting effects.
The 21-deck Sun Princess boasts 2,157 staterooms, comprising 50 suites and 100 connecting rooms., and the exclusive Signature Collection of suites. The latter includes access to the Signature Restaurant, Signature Lounge, and Signature Sun Deck.
Club Class accommodations onboard Sun Princess, and all Princess ships, will now be called Reserve Collection. Within the Reserve Collection will be Reserve Collection Cabana rooms, resort-style staterooms that include access to the Reserve Collection Restaurant.
In addition, Princess Cruises has announced a second, next-generation Sphere class ship is also on order, slated to be delivered by Fincantieri in spring 2025.