A Star is Born – Princess Cruises Names Second Sphere Class Ship STAR PRINCESS
Newest Princess Ship from Princess is a Cruise Lover’s Dream, Sails Inaugural 2025 Mediterranean Season
Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its second, sensational Sphere Class cruise ship – Star Princess. Star Princess 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 distinctly different and unique to Princess, designed to simultaneously embrace the Princess heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.
While 20 percent larger than any of the line’s existing ships, Star Princess design still retains intimate settings, along with a number of new and incredibly ground-breaking spaces. Some of these spaces includes:
- 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
- a majestic dining room positioned aft of the ship to deliver unforgettable wake views.
This second Sphere Class ship will also offer an array of exciting new food and beverage concepts; a magnificent, expanded casino; a two-story Lotus Spa; and mesmerizing entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.
Also, guests will love the expanded accommodations options with luxurious staterooms and suites, including the new Reserve and Signature Collections.
Star Princess also will showcase the exclusive Princess Medallion service that extends Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional personalized experiences.
The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to have LNG fuel technology and the most advanced sustainable innovations available.
More on Star Princess
Star Princess debuts August 4, 2025, sailing a nine-day Inaugural Italy & Greece roundtrip voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia). The sailing features the destinations of Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini, and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii). Following this inaugural voyage, Star Princess will sail 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,” said 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.”
Princess’ first Star Princess ship initially launched in 1988 as Sitmar Fair Majesty. With the merger of Sitmar Cruises into Princess, she then entered service as Star Princess in 1989, and was christened by legendary actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.
The second Star Princess launched in 2002, as the third Grand-Class vessel playing an instrumental role in the evolution of the brand. The ship introduced popular offerings like Anytime Dining, the only dining program in the industry at the time to give guests freedom to dine where, when, and with whom they wish.
Further details about Star Princess including dining, entertainment, onboard amenities, and future itineraries will be shared in the coming months.
Ship information and images are available at https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/st-star-princess/.
SOURCE Princess Cruises
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