In an exciting revelation, the world-renowned Princess Cruises has today unveiled the name of its latest sensation in the cruise industry, the Star Princess. As the second entry to their novel Sphere Class of cruise ships, the Star Princess is set to embark on its inaugural Mediterranean season in August 2025.
The Star Princess is currently under construction at the world-class Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. It stands as a sister ship to the Sun Princess, with both carrying the title of the largest ships ever built for Princess at an imposing 175,500 tons and the capacity to carry 4,300 guests. The design of this new ship is a departure from the conventional, offering a unique Princess experience that both honors the line’s legacy and embraces the allure of the sea with expansive outward views.
Despite being 20% larger than any other ships in the Princess fleet, Star Princess maintains the intimate settings that the cruise line is renowned for. This ship promises to be a cruise lover’s dream, introducing groundbreaking spaces that truly set it apart. The Dome, a transformative entertainment venue, draws inspiration from the terraces of Santorini, while the enhanced Piazza houses a stunning glass sphere. And wait until you experience the Princess Arena, a cutting-edge theater that pushes the boundaries of entertainment innovation.
Star Princess will feature major upgrades!
As if that wasn’t enough, the Star Princess will also boast an array of delectable new food and beverage concepts, a grand expanded casino, a two-story Lotus Spa for ultimate relaxation, and awe-inspiring entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize. With a majestic dining room positioned at the rear of the ship, guests can savor their meals against the backdrop of unforgettable wake views.
Accommodation options on the Star Princess have also been given a luxurious upgrade. Guests can choose from a variety of lavish staterooms and suites, including the all-new Reserve and Signature Collections. In addition, the exclusive Princess Medallion service continues to take personalized experiences to new heights, a testament to Princess’ commitment to exceptional service.
Leading the way in environmental responsibility, Star Princess will be the second ship in the Princess fleet powered by LNG fuel technology, incorporating the most advanced sustainable innovations available.
The maiden voyage of the Star Princess, a nine-day roundtrip journey from Rome, is scheduled for August 4, 2025. This unforgettable adventure will stop at breathtaking destinations such as Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini, and Naples. Following this, a variety of 9- and 10-day cruises departing from Rome, Athens, or Trieste will treat guests to idyllic coastal ports.
Not the first Star Princess; just better!
The Star Princess name is no stranger to the Princess fleet. The first Star Princess initially launched in 1988, and following a merger, joined the Princess family in 1989. The second Star Princess, launched in 2002, was instrumental in evolving the brand with offerings such as the industry-first Anytime Dining program.
As we eagerly anticipate the launch of the latest Star Princess, we look forward to sharing more details about the dining, entertainment, onboard amenities, and future itineraries in the coming months. Until then, keep dreaming of that magical voyage aboard this stellar ship that will soon grace the oceans!