A Star Is Born – Princess Cruises Names Second Sphere Class Ship STAR PRINCESS
Newest Cruise Ship from Princess is a Cruise Lover’s Dream, Sails Inaugural 2025 Mediterranean Season
Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its second, luxury Sphere Class ship – Star Princess. Star Princess will operate the inaugural season of Mediterranean cruises when she begins in August 2025.
Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess as the largest Princess ever built at 175,500 tons and can carry 4,300 guests. The new ship is very different and unique to the Queen, designed to fit in with the Queen’s heritage while celebrating the love of the sea by offering an outward appearance.
Although 20 percent larger than all existing ships, the Star Princess Design retains an intimate design, as well as several new and amazingly broken spaces. Some of these places are:
- The Dome, a flexible entertainment center inspired by the terraces of Santorini
- the next level of the Piazza with its circular glass
- “see it to believe it” Princess Arena, a huge flexible, state-of-the-art arena that allows Princess to create a variety of exciting ideas.
- a large dining room located behind the deck to provide an unforgettable view.
This second Sphere Class ship will also offer exciting new food and beverage concepts; a spectacular, expansive casino; the two-story Lotus Spa; and spectacular entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.
Plus, guests will love the extra options with luxurious staterooms and suites, including the new Signature and Storage Collections.
Star Princess will also feature a special Princess Medallion service that enhances the Princess’s leadership by offering unique experiences.
The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to have LNG fuel technology and the latest sustainable technology available.
More on Star Princess
Star Princess will embark on August 4, 2025, on a nine-day Inaugural Italy & Greece voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia). On this cruise there are destinations for Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini, and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii). After the inaugural voyage, Star Princess will sail a variety of 9- and 10-day itineraries from Rome, Athens, or Trieste (Venice) that visit beautiful coastal ports.
Star Princess cruises are on sale with a major European 2025 program to be released on June 1, 2023.
“There is much to admire about the Star Princess – its beautiful, impressive design, its spacious interior, and, the amazing views of the sea and the sky, like those found on the Sun Princess that have made cruise enthusiasts know. booking in the early years,” said a John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises. “We have carefully designed these ships to feel familiar to our guests but have gone a step further with many new and exciting features for us to connect and explore.”
The first Royal Princess cruise ship was launched in 1988 as the Sitmar Fair Majesty. With the merger of Sitmar Cruises into Princess, she entered service as Star Princess in 1989, and was christened by the famous actress and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn.
The second Star Princess was launched in 2002, as the third Grand-Class vessel that played a key role in the brand’s evolution. The ship introduced popular offerings such as All Time Dining, the only dining program in the industry at the time that gave guests the freedom to dine where, when, and with whom they wanted.
More details about Star Princess including food, entertainment, on-board amenities, and future itineraries will be shared in the coming months.
Shipping information and photos are available at https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/st-star-princess/.
SOURCE Princess Cruises
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