Sun Princess and Star Princess are the latest additions to the line. Credit: Princess Cruises

Top four exciting reasons to sail onboard brand-new Princess Cruises ships

Author: Lucy Abbott

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Shiny and new, who doesn’t get excited about the latest ship additions? Princess Cruises boasts two stunning Sphere Class ships on the horizon, Sun Princess and Star Princess. Discover four of the many reasons why we love these two new ships

Princess Cruises’ Sphere Class ships are shaping up to be seriously impressive, with the perfect fusion of comfortingly familiar onboard features as well as exceptional new and expanded experiences.

The first ship in the Sphere Class is Sun Princess, which hits the water in 2024. Boasting a 4,300 capacity, 21 decks and a piazza inspired by the town squares of Europe, Sun Princess is certainly a ship to add to your bucket list.

And Star Princess is the second ship in the Sphere Class and equally as impressive. Launching a year later than her sister, in 2025, Star Princess will feature a new dazzling dome, amazing signature collection suites and much more.

Well, that’s not all, so read on to discover our top four reasons these two new ships are something to be thrilled about.

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1. Exciting new entertainment and activities

Whether you are an avid Princess cruiser or an absolute newbie to the cruise line, we reckon you’ll be captivated as soon as you step onboard one of the Sphere Class ships.

To put it simply – this new generation of Sphere Class ships goes above and beyond when it comes to enthralling new entertainment and activities.

And Princess Cruises have recently announced an astounding new addition – Park19. This top-deck space features a Sea Breeze Rollglider, which is a first at sea adventure, and something that will be a highlight for all your cruises to come.

If you get the guts to have a go on the Sea Breeze Rollglider, then you must also try The Net Ropes Course, the Infinite Horizon Tilt Wall (for a new, heart-racing view of the ocean), Coastal Climb, Splash Pad as well as The Lookout – essentially, a completely re-thought, innovative entertainment schedule.

During your cool cruise evenings onboard Star Princess, hear the mega Princess Arena calling your name. No other venue will compare to this technologically-advanced main theatre that configures to a variety of innovative entertainment concepts.

What's more, entertainment onboard Sun Princess is headlined by Cirque Éloize, which is a jaw-dropped contemporary circus.

Of course, well-loved entertainment options such as ‘Movies Under The Stars’, the Vegas-style casino, Vista show lounge and more will be available with the Sphere Class ships – in fact, the much-loved casino has undergone an expansion for even more fun with friends.

Opt for a Signature Collection Penthouse suite onboard Sun Princess. Credit: Princess Cruises

2. The stateroom of your dreams

You truly have the cream of the cruise-stateroom crop with Princess Cruises.

And don’t just take it from us, the proof is in the pudding as the Sphere Class ships boast the most balconies on any Princess ship at 1,500 – just picture yourself soaking up the views in your personal balcony paradise.

The Reserve Collection is debuting on Sun Princess, which gives you access to Mini-Suites and Cabanas as well as exclusive access to a mouth-watering private restaurant and many more luxuries for you to discover.

Exclusive to Sun Princess and Star Princess, the Signature Collection grants you premium stateroom amenities as well as access to a dedicated restaurant, lounge, sun deck and more.

Admire the spacious new three-deck high main dining room, Horizons Dining Room, onboard Sun Princess. Credit: Princess Cruises

3. Indulge your stomach

Offering more than 29 bars and restaurants, Star Princess has the luxury of choice when it comes to appeasing every food craving.

And Sun Princess doesn’t disappoint either with a spacious new three-deck high main dining room (Horizons Dining Room) – so fill your plate with delicious multi-course meals as tall as the room.

Favourites such as Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria and the Gelateria will also be onboard – and don’t forget the impeccable dedicated restaurants for those in the Signature or Reserve Collection.

And located in the light-filled Piazza, you can indulge in some fresh Sushi at Kai Sushi, eats from around the world at the International Cáfe and a cheesy-slice at Alfredo's Pizzeria.

Each dining venue onboard both ships is special – such as the majestic dining room located aft of the ship for gorgeous wake views onboard Star Princess.

But make sure to watch this space for more appetising announcements about food onboard…

Soak up the sun in Santorini on a seven-day Greek Isles itinerary with Celestyal Journey. Shutterstock

4. Explore further onboard a brand-new ship

If you’re exploring a new ship, why not explore countless new destinations too?

The ‘European Explorer' is a nine-day getaway, from Barcelona to Southampton calling at Mallorca, Cartagena and Seville. Essentially, a perfect option for those who want to dive into the very best parts of Europe onboard new ship Sun Princess.

Or, if you are the type of cruiser who wishes your sailings will never end, then opt for the 23-day ‘Grand European Explorer’ which visits 13 ports from Rome to Southampton – including stunning Santorini, Sicily and Istanbul.

In fact, these itineraries are also available onboard Star Princess, with the 10-day ‘European Explorer’ and 20-day ‘Grand European Explorer’.

And for your complete peace of mind, Princess Cruises has just been endorsed by the Readers of Good Housekeeping for its personalised service – in recognition of the line's MedallionClass service. 80% off readers said they are likely to recommend Princess Cruises to friends and family.

Convinced? We certainly are. Now the only question is which tempting itinerary to book…

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About Lucy Abbott

Lucy is a cruise journalist who has sailed on a variety of ships, from expedition to river – with her favourite being expedition cruising.

Lucy is interested in new sustainable ways to cruise as well as how cruising is becoming accessible for all.

She works together with Kaye Holland to keep the World of Cruising website up to date with all the latest cruise news.