Princess Cruises has unveiled its next-generation ship, Sun Princess, promising guests an exciting and contemporary experience.
- The ship, set to debut in early 2024, boasts innovative designs inspired by sunlight and features expanded spaces.
- One of the highlights is the Arena theater, which offers a state-of-the-art, in-the-round configuration, and a visually stunning central stage.
- The three-story Horizons Dining Room is also a first for Princess Cruises, offering guests a flexible and unforgettable dining experience.
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Sun Princess, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, is the largest and most innovative ship in the line’s fleet, weighing 175’500 tons and accommodating 4’300 guests. It will have the most balconies of any Princess ship, allowing guests to enjoy sunshine and crystal-clear waters from the comfort of their cabins.
The ship’s dining and entertainment options have been carefully crafted to provide exceptional experiences. Alfredo’s Pizzeria, named ‘Best Pizza at Sea’, will have an open kitchen design and a professional, open-mouth oven to create authentic Neapolitan pizza. The Princess Casino, the largest in both size and gaming positions, will be located in the Piazza, offering guests a wide range of betting games. Crown Grill, a favorite among Princess guests, will be modernized with a classic steakhouse ambiance, while Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria will offer a modern yet elegant Italian dining experience.
The ship will also introduce redesigned spaces such as Princess Live!, combining elements of Princess Live! and the Explorer’s Lounge, where guests can enjoy interactive activities and entertainment. The Shops of Princess will offer a modern shopping experience with boutiques, a lifestyle store, a bazaar featuring destination-specific items, and a modern art gallery. Additionally, other spaces like Crooner’s, Wheelhouse Bar, International Cafe, Good Spirits, and Gelateria will feature new designs and decor.
Princess Cruises has announced a partnership with Lavazza, making it the line’s Official Coffee Partner. Lavazza, renowned for its real Italian coffee, will offer a range of hot coffee options and Ready-to-Drink cans on Princess ships. The collaboration will also include coffee-inspired dinners, recipes, educational sessions, tastings, and exclusive events.
Park19 offers a range of engaging activities for multi-generational families, including Sea Breeze, a thrilling Rollglider attraction providing panoramic views; Coastal Climb, a climbing structure with breath-taking views and a slide; The Lookout, an open-air observation deck; The Net, a challenging activity suspended above the ship; Infinite Horizon, leaning tilt walls for heights enthusiasts; Hammock Area, a relaxing space with hammocks; Splash Zone, a whimsical water play area; Recreational Court, a multifunction sports court; and a Jogging Track.
Youth & Teen Centers on decks six and seven cater to younger guests with age-appropriate activities and spaces, including Firefly Park for young children and separate areas for tweens and teens.
Sun Princess will embrace Italian heritage through its newly designed Piazza and The Dome, a cutting-edge entertainment space inspired by Santorini’s terraces. The ship will also offer the exclusive Princess Medallion experience, providing guests with personalized service. As part of Carnival Corporation’s commitment to green cruising, Sun Princess will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest fossil fuel.
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