The Sun Is Shining! Sun Princess Sets Sail on it’s Maiden Voyage

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In exciting news for anyone who has been following the journey of Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Sun Princess set sail today on the cruise ship’s maiden voyage in the Mediterranean.

The new ship is gorgeous! At over 177,000 tons and with a 4300 guest capacity, Sun Princess is arguably the most luxurious and impressive of the Love Boat fleet. The Sun Princess introduces an innovative new ship platform designed exclusively for the iconic cruise brand.

photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

Looking at the videos and photos of the beautiful new Princess ship, I think cruise passengers will love the venues, cabins, restaurants and entertainment!

Princess Cruises shared the following in a Press Release

“This is an historic day as our new Sun Princess sets sail on her inaugural voyage, and our guests get to experience our sensational, next-level, Love Boat firsthand,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “The ship is a magnificent showcase of advanced design, technology and craftsmanship, with elevated spaces and experiences all focused on taking the Princess vacation experience to a new level.”

photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

Princess ships are renown for offering spacious venues and Sun Princess takes that to the next level. Sun Princess debuts new eye-catching experience venues including The Dome, a groundbreaking geodesic, glass-enclosed structure at the top of the ship inspired by the terraces of Santorini.

The outward and suspended Sphere Atrium, the namesake of this new class of ship, takes the central Piazza hub of the ship into a new dimension. Here guests are enveloped with expansive ocean views and an open concept, inspired to deliver the desired lifestyle of relaxed indoor and outdoor living.

photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is Evolving

Sun Princess’ ship design and onboard amenities will provide guests not-to-be-missed culinary experiences, incredible entertainment and more luxurious and comfortable accommodations.

“Princess is evolving and looking more toward families and generational cruises, which I think is absolutely wonderful because more and more families are cruising together” said Monika Best, of Nova Scotia, Canada, the most travelled guest on Sun Princess’ inaugural voyage.

On Board Sun Princess

photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

The Greatest Foodie Destination at Sea
Sun Princess serves up 30 inviting restaurant and bar venues with an unprecedented collection of celebrity collaborators, high-end ingredients and culinary experiences from:

  • Spellbound by The Magic Castle: Blending the captivating world of magic with the art of culinary and mixology to create an extraordinary, innovative and immersive dining experience, steeped in magic and adventure.
  • Kai Sushi by Makoto: Reshaping traditional sushi with a creative approach, the Master of Edomae-style sushi, Chef Makoto Okuwa brings his 25 years of experience with a new concept crafting playful, exquisitely presented dishes paying tribute to Japanese traditions.
  • Love by Britto: A high-end boutique restaurant with the most romantic view from the ship celebrating love and art from world-renowned artist Romero Britto.
  • The Butcher’s Block by Dario: A new specialty pop-up restaurant from the world’s most famous butcher Dario Cecchini, guests enjoy perfectly prepared beef and steak, including Cecchini’s signature cuts.
  • The Catch by Rudi: An exceptional dinner concept from renowned Chef Rudi Sodamin showcasing delectable treasures from the sea.
  • Good Spirits at Sea with Rob Floyd: Destination-inspired, one-of-a-kind cocktail creations from celebrity mixologist Rob Floyd.

On board Sun Princess, guests will find a stunning three-story, main Horizons Dining Room with expansive aft views. Inaugural menus have been created in collaboration with the Culinary Institute of America.

While retaining what guests love about Princess, the ship also features favorites like Crown Grill, Sabatini’s and Crooners with new design elements to impress.

Showstopping Entertainment in Technically Advanced Spaces
The Princess Arena is the most technologically advanced theater at sea, offering showstopping and original productions including performances in the round.

At night, The Dome astonishes audiences with acrobatic Cirque Éloize performances while the Piazza dazzles with a retractable stage and immersive Champagne Waterfall.

Elevated & Welcoming Accommodations
Sun Princess also features the cruise line’s largest casino, two-story Lotus Spa, and an expanded retail environment with more than 200 premium brands.

The retail space also includes several firsts a sea including an upscale showroom dedicated to luxury horology showcasing TAG Heuer and Breitling and more than 25 new brands available to cruise guests like Italian handbag brand, Pinko and athleisure favorites Beyond Yoga and Varley.

Sun Princess Ship Tour

Family Activity Zone

The first-ever family activity zone, Park19, offers multi-generational fun from the top deck. Within decks 19, 20 and 21, guests can experience everything from the Sea Breeze, a glider ride that offers panoramic views of the ocean and breathtaking ports of call to the Coastal Climb, an engaging climbing structure where guests can take in the gorgeous views.

Newly Designed Staterooms

With diverse accommodations to suit every preference and more than 1,500 cabins with balcony views, Sun Princess’ re-imagined staterooms include exceptional suites and new Cabana Mini-Suites with extra space for secluded outdoor relaxation.


Rooted in sustainability, Sun Princess is the first LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessel for the cruise line, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and features ingenious energy recovery systems for eco-conscious cruising.

Sail on Sun Princess

Sun Princess cruises to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean are on sale now.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at

Source: Princess Cruises

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We’re excited to see Sun Princess for ourselves and love the evolution of the Princess cruise ships!

Are you planning to set sail onboard Sun Princess? Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Cruising!


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