In a significant announcement from Monfalcone, Italy, on February 14, 2024, Princess Cruises proudly took delivery of its latest marvel, the Sun Princess, from the renowned shipbuilders Fincantieri. This marks a momentous occasion for Princess Cruises as the Sun Princess represents a brand-new ship platform, meticulously designed to elevate the luxury cruise experience exclusive to the Princess brand.

Sun Princess gets delivered to Princess Cruises

The Sun Princess stands out as a behemoth of luxury and innovation on the seas, with a gross tonnage of 175,500 and a capacity to host 4,300 guests in unparalleled comfort and style. It’s heralded as the most luxurious and stunning “Love Boat” ever conceived under the Princess Cruises banner. The ship promises an unmatched array of entertainment options, activities, and state-of-the-art staterooms and suites that span a wide range of categories.

One of the ship’s crowning features is its abundance of balconies, more than any other Princess vessel, offering guests breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and Caribbean’s azure waters from the comfort of their private quarters. Moreover, the Sun Princess introduces The Dome, an innovative entertainment venue inspired by the picturesque terraces of Santorini, alongside the Arena, which stands as the evolution of the Princess Theater—now the most technologically advanced design in the fleet.

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Despite the excitement surrounding its delivery, the Sun Princess requires additional time in the shipyard for some last-minute technical enhancements to ensure guests receive nothing short of an extraordinary vacation experience. Consequently, Princess Cruises has made the difficult decision to cancel the voyage initially scheduled for February 18. The maiden voyage has been rescheduled to February 28, setting sail from Rome, promising an unforgettable journey for its passengers.

For guests affected by the cancellation of the February 18 voyage, Princess Cruises extends its sincerest apologies and has announced a compensation package that includes a full refund of the cruise fare, refunds for any pre-purchased onboard services, and a generous 50% future cruise credit. The cruise line is also covering specific travel costs for guests who have been inconvenienced by the cancellation, ensuring a smooth and worry-free resolution for all involved.

The introduction of the Sun Princess heralds a new era for Princess Cruises, setting a new benchmark in luxury cruising. With its impressive design, cutting-edge amenities, and commitment to guest satisfaction, the Sun Princess is poised to offer an unparalleled cruise experience that will captivate and enchant its guests for many years to come.