Park 19 family activity zone to debut aboard Sun Princess in 2024

Princess Cruises’ new Sphere-class cruise ship Sun Princess will feature a new-to-the-line Park 19 family activity zone, offering nine different experiences for familities and children.

Park 19 will be located on Decks 19, 20 and 21 and will feature a ‘rollglider’, a rock climbing wall, an observation deck, a ropes course and more.

The space will also feature complimentary areas including the Firefly Park for kids from six months to seven years old, and the Neon Grove and The Underground designed for teens.

Park 19

“Park19 as the name suggests is a new space created for all our guests, including activities to bring together multi-generational travel families in a location with spectacular views and fun outdoor activities for all,” said John Padgett, President, Princess Cruises. “The new area was tailored based on guest feedback for more family and group activities spaces.”

“These expanded offerings give younger cruisers plenty to explore and enjoy aboard Sun Princess, creating an even more family-friendly experience with something for everyone regardless of age,” added Padgett.

Features available at Park 19 will include: Sea Breeze, the first Rollglider on a cruise ship; Coastal Climb, a climbing structure where guests ascend from decks 19 to 20 through a series of obstacles; The Lookout, an open-air observation deck; The Net, comprising of unstable bridges, a z-shaped balance beam and climb cargo nets.

Infinite Horizons in Park 19

There will also be an Infinite Horizon space with cantilevered glass walls, a Hammock Area, in addition to a kids’ Splash Zone, and a Recreational Court featuring ping pong, shuffleboard, Xponential Fitness classes and morning meditation, as well as a Jogging Track.

The Rollglider will be a particular draw. Using an overhead track, guests are seated and harnessed to this electric ride which reaches speeds of up to 11 mph during the 60- to 90-second experience that is also ADA accessible.

Park 19 at a Glance

Coastal Climb – On this engaging climbing structure guests ascend from decks 19 to 20 through a series of obstacles. Once at the top, guests can take in the gorgeous views before sliding back down to the bottom.

The Lookout – At the top of the climbing structure, adventurers make their way to The Lookout open-air observation deck to take in stunning 360º views from the highest point available to guests onboard Sun Princess

The Net – Harnessed above deck 19, guests are challenged to trek across unstable bridges, a z-shaped balance beam and climb cargo nets.

Infinite Horizon – For those who love heights, leaning tilt walls cantilevered over the side of the ship allow guests to peer out from deck 19 and look down to deck nine and beyond.

Hammock Area – Another first for Princess, relaxing hammocks allow Park19 visitors to take a break from exploring to hang out with family and friends

Splash Zone – A whimsical splash area with pop jets and a beautiful water sculpture offer a refreshing and relaxing area to chill.

Recreational Court – From ping pong, shuffleboard, Xponential Fitness classes and morning meditation, a rotation of sports and wellness options will be offered to guests in this multifunction sports court.

Jogging Track – A refreshing open-air track allows guests to walk, jog or run at their own leisure and pace, with 6.7 times around the track equaling one mile.

Additional family-centric offerings onboard Sun Princess are found in the Youth & Teen Centers located on decks six and seven where activities and age-appropriate areas abound for all younger guests ages six months to 17. These complimentary areas include:

Firefly Park

Firefly Park – For the youngest Princess guests, this imaginative space, located on deck six, invites youngsters ages six months to seven years old and their families to explore, play and socialize. This family center is a place to play together or drop kids off for a program of art projects, theme parties and group games. Firefly Park also invites families with babies and toddlers, ages six months to three, to crawl and engage their senses with a dedicated play area. After hours group babysitting is available from 10 pm – 1 am for $5 per hour, for ages three – 12.

Neon Grove

Neon Grove (tweens) and The Underground (teens) – Located on deck seven, two separate areas offer an inviting space for tweens and teens to hang out, socialize, and just have fun. Both spaces feature colorful, comfy sofas and chairs for lounging, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch gaming consoles, plus air hockey, foosball, and skeeball. Program activities for these age groups include ship scavenger hunts, movie nights, friendly competitions, and dance parties.

Park 19 is the latest feature of Sun Princess to be released by the cruise line. Princess Cruises has previously said the ship will feature the cruise line’s first triple-deck main dining room and the most advanced theatre in the fleet when she is introduced in 2025.


The Horizons main dining room will be a three-story space with open and flexible seating offering ocean views across the ship’s wake. A massive decorative sculpture that stretches from deck 6 to deck 8will be a centrepiece of the room.

The three decks will each have their own personalities, offer different dining experiences and range in levels of formality, according to a press release.

Up in the bow of the ship, the Princess Arena will be the most technologically advanced Princess Theater design at sea, with a stunning visual above the central stage which can become part of the show, and an in-the-round configuration and moveable seats giving all guests uninterrupted sightlines.

Princess Arena

The ship will carry 4,000 guests and feature a newly designed Piazza, a characteristic public space aboard Princess ships, as well as The Dome, a cutting-edge entertainment space inspired by the terraces of Santorini.

She is the first in a new class of ships for Princess Cruises and isn’t based on the Excel-class platform of Carnival Corporation, the parent company of Princess Cruises. Unlike AIDA, Costa, P&O and Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises’ new LNG-powered mega-ship will be a design unique to Princess.

At 175,000-gross tons she’ll be slightly smaller than the 180,000-ton Excel-class ships, which include Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration, AIDAcosma, AIDAnova, Costa Toscana, Costa Smerelda, and P&O’s Iona and Arvia.

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