Sun Princess is the first in the new Sphere class for Princess Cruises, it’s largest and most advanced class of ship to date at 175,500 gross tons and carrying more than 4,300 passengers.
The ship, due for delivery in February next year, will also feature four new shows that will be performed in the Princess Arena, the most technologically advanced entertainment venue at sea, which can be set up in a 270-degree keyhole configuration, as well as a traditional proscenium theater.
“The Princess Arena is an engineering marvel that allows us to create awe-inspiring entertainment, offering our guests a completely different experience every night,” said Denise Saviss, Vice President of Entertainment Experience for Princess Cruises.
“Not only will our productions shine, but the venue itself, with its state-of-the-art stages, captivating lighting design, and immersive surround-sound, will deliver show-stopping spectacles on every voyage,” she added.
There will be three new production shows and a variety performance, showcasing the talents of the Sun Princess troupe with four lead vocalists, 13 dancers and eight Dome Cirque artists.
The new shows include:
Vallora, A Pirate Quest – Created, directed and choreographed by Danny Teeson of “American Idol” fame, Pirates features an upbeat and nostalgic 80’s soundtrack, including Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams,” Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration” and Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” The show follows the heroine ‘Vallora’ through a pirate adventure.
Stage Struck – Celebrating musical theater, Stage Struck features “On Broadway” from Smokey Joe’s Café, “Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady, “Take Me or Leave Me” from Rent and “One Night Only” from Dreamgirls. Directed and choreographed by Karen Bruce, of “So You Think You Can Dance” for BBC and numerous shows on the West End.
Viva La Música – This musical experience from famed Latin American choreographer Liz Imperio, the well-known choreographer of concert tours for Jennifer Lopez, Madonna and Gloria Estefan, features Latin soundtrack favorites like Miami Sound Machine’s “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” Santana’s “Oye Como Va,” and Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like It Like That.” The Latin Grammy inspired concert is highlighted by a dance couple who invite guests to join them on the dance floor for a unique immersive experience.
Fiera! – Love blossoms at a turn-of-the-last-century colorful European fairground in a story revealed through an artfully selected medley of popular songs such as Guns & Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine,” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Directed by famed choreographer Danny Teeson, a large, brilliantly costumed cast of performers brings the story to life, dancing on a vibrant set with a spectacular digital backdrop.
Entertainment Throughout the Ship
Entertainment extends throughout the ship including at the Piazza, a Princess favourite, and The Dome, anew venue at the top forward portion of the ship.
The social heart of the ship, the Piazza on Sun Princess reflects an exciting evolution, surrounded by a multi-tiered sphere of glass offering expansive views as well as a wide selection of entertainment every voyage. Here guests can continue to enjoy beloved musical acts and performances, as well as favorite game shows and an elevated Champagne Waterfall event.
Cirque Éloize will perform in The Dome, a multi-level entertainment venue perched atop the ship, with threeunique shows – “Blue,” “Come Fly Away,” and “Artbeat” – transporting guests into a world of emotion, color, and music, featuring aerial hoops, aerial poles, bungees, Cyr wheel, silks, mind-bending contortions, and more.
Inspired by the terraces of Santorini, The Dome is a glass-enclosed structure, offering an indoor/outdoor oasis with a sparkling pool by day, and a South Beach style entertainment and dance venue by night.
As on all Princess cruise ships, Sun Princess will also offer the traditional Sailaway Party, the night-time Welcome Show, a Themed Deck Party, Game Shows and a Farewell Show and Light Spectacle.
Guests sailing aboard Sun Princess can also enjoy Spellbound by Magic Castle, a collaboration with the famed Hollywood icon that blends the world of magic with the art of mixology and features feats of magic from talented magicians, surprises in themed rooms and theatrical cocktails delivered by sleight-of-hand servers.
Sun Princess will also offer an array of exciting new culinary offerings, as well as luxurious staterooms and suites across a broad spectrum of categories, with the most balconies and sun decks on any Princess ship.