Star Princess Joins Sun Princess in Caribbean in 2025-2026

Star Princess joins Sun Princess in the Caribbean in 2025-2026, along with other ships for a total of 278 cruises from seven home ports.

Star Princess Joins Sun Princess in Caribbean in 2025-2026

Star Princess Joins Sun Princess in Caribbean on Most Exciting and Largest Americas Season Ever for 2025-2026

  • The Love Boat’s Two Newest Ships Will Sail from Fort Lauderdale Offering Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries
  • Sky Princess to be First Royal Class Ship to Homeport in Port Canaveral
  • More than 275 Cruises from Seven Home Ports to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii & Tahiti, and California Coast

Princess Cruises today introduced a monumental 2025-2026 Americas season. Headlining this lineup, the highly anticipated Star Princess joins Sun Princess in the Caribbean in 2025-2026. The magnificent vessels will sail seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale).

Sky Princess will make history of its own by becoming the first Royal Class ship to homeport at Port Canaveral. The ship will offer eight-day Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings and six-day sailings to the Eastern Caribbean.

Star Princess to Join Sun Princess in Caribbean in 2025-2026

The 2025-2026 season offers a total of 278 cruises departing from seven home ports, via short drives or domestic flights. These include San Francisco; Los Angeles; Galveston, Texas; Ft. Lauderdale; Port Canaveral, FL; New York City; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

On sale Dec. 20, the destination-packed season includes a celebratory Mexican Riviera cruise aboard Royal Princess. This nostalgic throwback marks the 60th anniversary of the very first Princess cruise that set sail on Princess Patricia in December 1965.

“Our 2025-26 Americas program is our largest ever offered, making it convenient for guests to drive to their nearby port or take a short flight to enjoy a spectacular Princess cruise,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer, Princess Cruises. “Sun Princess and Star Princess will deliver epic vacations and magnify the beauty of the Caribbean by offering guests the most celebrated views and vantage points available of the islands’ crystal blue waters and exotic charm.”

Princess’ 2025-26 Americas cruise season highlights and deployments include:


  • 10 ships – the largest deployment ever – including Star Princess sailing her maiden season from North America.
  • Sun Princess, as well as Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess, Enchanted Princess, Island Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Sky Princess will also sail the Caribbean.
  • 29 destinations in 22 countries throughout the Eastern, Western, and Southern Caribbean.
  • 178 total departures of 25 unique itineraries, ranging from four to 20 days.
  • Star Princess, Sun Princess, Majestic Princess and Enchanted Princess sail from Ft. Lauderdale:
    • Star Princess and Sun Princess sail seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises on Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Majestic Princess sails a new program including eight-day Southern Caribbean sailings to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), eight-day Eastern Caribbean, and six-day Western Caribbean voyages.
    • Enchanted Princess continues her popular, longer 10-day Southern Caribbean with Martinique or Eastern Caribbean with Tortola or St. Kitts.
  • Regal Princess returns to Galveston for a third season of seven-day Western Caribbean voyages.
  • Sky Princess sails her first season from Port Canaveral with eight-day Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings and six-day sailings to the Eastern Caribbean.
  • Enchanted Princess departs on a 12-day New York to Ft. Lauderdale voyage visiting the ABC Islands – Aruba, Barbados and Curaçao. 

Panama Canal

  • Five ships – Caribbean Princess and Island Princess spend a full season taking guests to see this engineering marvel. They are joined by Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, and Sapphire Princess as they transit the region in fall and/or spring.
  • 27 destinations in 13 countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
  • 28 total departures on eight unique itineraries.
  • Two ways to sail the Panama Canal:
    • Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale with partial transits of the Panama Canal – 12-day voyages from Ft. Lauderdale.
    • Ocean to ocean with full transits of the Panama Canal – 16-day voyages between Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles or San Francisco; 18-day cruises between New York and Los Angeles; 23-day adventure from Vancouver to Ft. Lauderdale


  • Three ships – Emerald Princess, Royal Princess, and Ruby Princess.
  • 31 total departures on four unique itineraries departing from Los Angeles or San Francisco with voyages from seven to 14 days.
  • In honor of Princess Cruises’ 60th anniversary, Royal Princess departs on a 14-day Mexican Riviera sailing December 6, 2025, the same month the 6,000-ton, 90-passenger Princess Patricia first departed Los Angeles in 1965. Commemorative events will be held onboard this sailing and feature overnight stays in Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, as well as stops in the hidden gem destinations of Loreto and Manzanillo.
  • Royal Princess also sails seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Los Angeles.
  • Emerald Princess departs on 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez cruises from Los Angeles, including an overnight in Cabo San Lucas on every sailing.
  • Ruby Princess offers 11-day Mexico cruises roundtrip from San Francisco with a late-night stay in Cabo San Lucas on every voyage.

California Coast

  • Seven ships – Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Discovery Princess, Grand Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, and Sapphire Princess.
  • 21 total departures on nine unique itineraries from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Vancouver.
  • Royal Princess returns for a West Coast season including seven-day Classic California Coast voyages from Los Angeles, with More Ashore late-night stays in San Francisco and San Diego. The ship also sails four- and five-day West Coast Getaways featuring late-night stays in either San Diego or San Francisco.
  • Ruby Princess returns to San Francisco as the year-round leader in the City by the Bay. She offers five- and seven-day cruises along the California Coast, plus a seven-day Pacific Northwest Coast cruise with late-night stays in Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle.
  • Coral Princess takes guests on an 11-day California Coast roundtrip cruise from Vancouver with late-night stays in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
  • Wine lovers delight with five, seven-day Pacific Wine Country cruises between Vancouver and Los Angeles on Royal Princess, Coral Princess, and Caribbean Princess.

Hawaii & South Pacific

  • Five ships – Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Ruby Princess, and Sapphire Princess.
  • 23 destinations in 11 countries, on 20 total departures and five itineraries, from 16 to 54 days.
  • A choice of three voyages to Hawaii and the South Pacific, including one that ventures all the way to Australia and New Zealand:
    • 16-day Hawaiian Islands sailing roundtrip from Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Vancouver with a late-night stay in Honolulu.
    • 32-day South Pacific Islands & Hawaii cruises from Los Angeles with late-night stays in Honolulu and Tahiti.
    • Island Princess sails a new ultimate adventure roundtrip from Los Angeles on a 54-day South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand voyage. The itinerary visits 16 islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tasmania, and the island continent of Australia with late-night stays in Honolulu, Tahiti, Sydney, and Brisbane.

No matter the cruise, Princess delivers a premium vacation with the line’s award-winning Princess MedallionClass experience. The cruise line offers unparalleled service and personalization, with world-class dining, casual eateries, Broadway-inspired entertainment, relaxing spas and quiet retreats, and incredible family offerings.

Guests booking can take advantage of inclusive packages like Princess Plus and Princess Premier. These packages add popular amenities like WiFi, beverages, desserts, fitness classes, crew gratuities, and more. This provides even greater savings of up 65% when the inclusive package amenities are purchased separately. 

SOURCE Princess Cruises


Are you happy to hear that Star Princess joins Sun Princess in the Caribbean in 2025-2026? How far in advance do you book your cruises? Drop us an anchor below to share if you will be booking any of these newly released Princess cruises.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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