Welcome aboard, fellow travelers! Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey as we share the brand new ship from Princess Cruises. The Sun Princess is Princess Cruises’ newest ship debuting in 2024. In the realm of maritime innovation, where cutting-edge technology meets sheer elegance, this new ship from Princess is about to set sail.
Brace yourselves as we introduce the secrets of the newest jewel coming to the cruise industry — a magnificent, state-of-the-art ship that is set to redefine the essence of multigenerational family cruising.
1. The Sun Prince, Is The Newest Sphere Class Ship
The Sun Princess belongs to Princess Cruises’ newest class, the Sphere class. She will be the first ship in this new and exciting category, followed by Star Princess in 2025.
With a gross tonnage of 175,500 tons and a capacity to accommodate 4,300 passengers, the Sun Princess will hold the title of the largest vessel in the Princess fleet. That’s 640 passengers more than her predecessor, Discovery Princess.
2. The All New Park19 and The Lookout
If you are booking a family cruise, check out the all-new Park19. It will debut onboard Sun Princess when this Sphere Class vessel launches in February 2024. Park19 will be located on the top decks of Sun Princess, which are decks 19, 20, and 21. It features nine activities to enjoy in a new multi-generational space designed with the whole family in mind.
At the top of Coastal Climb, adventurers make their way to The Lookout. This open-air observation deck allows guests to take in stunning 360º views from the highest point available on Sun Princess.
3. Sea Breeze and Coastal Climb and Net
The Sea Breeze is the first roll glider on a cruise ship. It takes guests high above sea levels to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and breathtaking views of ports of call, such as the Windmills of Mykonos, Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, or the Caribbean Island of Turks and Caicos.
Suppose you want something more physical. The Net allows guests to climb above deck 19 and take a challenging trek across unstable bridges, a z-shaped balance beam, and climb cargo nets.
4. Infinite Horizon
Leaning tilt walls in Infinite Horizon, cantilevered over the side of the ship, allow guests who love heights to peer out from deck 19 and look down to deck nine and beyond.
5. Firefly Park
The youngest Princess guests can enjoy an imaginative space on deck six that invites children ages six months to seven to play and have fun with their families.
Not only is this family center the place to play together, but parents can drop kids off at a kids club with programming. These include all types of games, art and craft fun, and theme parties.
6. Neon Grove (Tweens) and The Underground (Teens)
Teenagers are not forgotten on the Sun Princess! On deck seven, two separate areas offer cool spaces for tweens and teens to hang out and socialize with new friends. Both feature colorful funky spaces with comfy sofas and chairs for lounging.
The older kids will love video gaming here with PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch gaming consoles. They can also play air hockey, football, and skeeball.
7. New Suite Areas on Its Sphere Class Ships
Sphere Class Ships define a new era for the cruise line, which has pushed the boundaries with innovative features and design. This is the first time any Princess ship will feature a dedicated suite area offering the luxury ship within a ship feeling, split into two areas, choosing either the Reserve or Signature Collection.
8. The Reserve Collection
Offering junior suites in premium locations, a dedicated cabana deck area, and access to a private restaurant and bar for Reserve Collection cruisers. Thus offering a more intimate cruise experience that families traveling together can enjoy.
9. Signature Collection For Added Luxury
This further elevates the luxury experience. Guests staying in the Signature Collection suites have access to a private lounge, restaurant, and pool deck just for Signature Collection guests, with larger suites for cruising families.
10. Dining on Sun Princess
Guests will find Spellbound nestled behind a non-descript door amidst the sensational confines of the newest Princess ship, where they’ll enjoy incredible feats of magic from talented magicians, surprises in themed rooms and theatrical cocktails delivered by sleight-of-hand servers. Plus, specialty Tepynakki dining for and immersive experience in the captivating theater where highly skilled masters of teppanyaki take center stage, using their fiery skills and flair to create a dazzling display on a sizzling hot grill.
11. There are More Pool Areas
Unlike other Princess Cruise Ships, Sphere class ships boast more pool space with a wake view infinity pool and bar aft of the ship. The sea view terrace at the forward and central dome area offers a pool you can enjoy during the day and a stage for nighttime shows under the stars.
12. Double Storey Spa For The Parents
If that’s not enough, the Lotus Spa has extended to two stories, and the Sanctuary adult-only area is also available to pre-book while your children can enjoy the kids’ clubs.
13. The Dome For Entertainment
Inspired by the terraces of Santorini, it is a multi-level covered deck and the first-of-its-kind true glass-enclosed dome ever constructed on a cruise ship. During the day, the Dome features an indoor/outdoor pool, and unique water feature, in a comfortable and relaxed space. At night, the pool becomes a stage, and the Dome completely transforms into an entertainment venue with a South Beach vibe, state-of-the-art lighting effects and the ability to deliver stunning aerial performances.
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