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A star is born.
Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its second Sphere Class ship – Star Princess, which will sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages when she debuts in August 2025.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess as the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests.
The new ship is built on a platform that is unique to Princess, designed to simultaneously embrace the brand’s heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.
While 20 per cent larger than any of the line's existing ships, Star Princess’ design retains the more intimate settings Princess is known for, with a number of new spaces, such as:
- The Dome, a transformational entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini;
- the next-level Piazza featuring a glass sphere
- the "see it to believe it" Princess Arena, a configurable, technologically-advanced main theater that allows Princess to produce a variety of innovative entertainment concepts; and
- a majestic dining room positioned aft of the ship to deliver unforgettable wake views.
The ship will also offer a two-story Lotus Spa and entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.
Expanded staterooms and suites now also include the new Reserve and Signature Collections.
Star Princess also showcase the exclusive Princess Medallion service, delivering personalized experiences.
The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG fuel technology and also is being built with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.
Star Princess debuts Aug. 4, 2025, sailing a nine-day Inaugural Italy & Greece roundtrip voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia), featuring the destinations of Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), followed by a variety of 9- and 10-day cruises sailing from Rome, Athens or Trieste (Venice) that visit idyllic coastal ports.
Star Princess cruises go on sale with the larger Europe 2025 program release on June 1, 2023.
"There's much to be admired about Star Princess - her sleek, eye-catching design, spacious interiors, and of course, the remarkable views of the sea and sky, just like the features found on Sun Princess that have prompted cruise lovers to snap up inaugural year bookings," stated John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. "We've carefully designed these ships to feel familiar to our guests yet significantly advanced with lots of exceptional new and expanded experiences to embrace and explore."
For more details about Star Princess, click here.
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