The cruise itineraries of the new Sun Princess are now available for booking on Princess Cruises’ website.
Sun Princess is the first in a new series of ships known as Sphere Class, at 175,000-gross tons she is the largest cruise ship ever ordered by the cruise line.
Sun Princess is set to depart on its maiden voyage on February 8th, 2024 on a one-way cruise from Barcelona, Spain to Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy.
The maiden voyage will call in five ports in both the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before arriving in Civitavecchia.
These port calls include Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Piraeus, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Santorini, Greece; Messina and Naples, Italy.
Continuing its inaugural season, the Sun Princess offers two similar cruises in the region in February, 2024.
The first cruise roundtrip from Civitavecchia will be a ten-day voyage visiting Corfu, Greece, as well as Sicily, Santorini, Kusadasi, Piraeus and Naples.
Departing on February 28th, the second voyage out of Civitavecchia sails to Barcelona, operating the same itinerary of the maiden cruise.
Subsequent voyages in the region will soon be revealed by Princess. Following its European program, the new Sun Princess is poised to cross the Atlantic for the first time in the fall of 2024.
Debuting in North America, the vessel will kick off a series of Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages out of Port Everglades.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the new Sun Princess will be followed by a sister ship in 2025.
The new class of ship can accommodate more than 4,300 guests and features larger public areas.
Notable new features include a multi-level deck covered by the first glass-enclosed geodesic dome ever built on a cruise ship inspired by the terraces of the Greek island of Santorini, and Princess’ first exclusive suite enclave.
The ship will debut a new cabin category called Signature Collection, with premium stateroom amenities, and exclusive access to the Signature Restaurant, Signature Lounge and Signature Sun Deck, a private area of the adult-only retreat The Sanctuary.
According to Princess, the LNG-powered ship was designed to offer an evolution of the company’s product, in addition to innovative experiences.