Princess Cruises’ biggest ship: Sun Princess

Princess Cruises’ largest ship ever – Sun Princess – will make her U.S. debut in October next year, providing the ultimate vacations to favorite Caribbean destinations on seven- and 14-day itineraries out of Ft Lauderdale, Fla. The ship is the first in the line’s new Sphere class, and will homeport at Port Everglades for the winter, following a season of Mediterranean and Europe cruises when she launches in February 2024.

Sun Princess Caribbean voyages will offer the perfect balance between incredible Caribbean islands, and tranquil days at sea for guests to enjoy all that Sun Princess has to offer, including captivating entertainment in state-of-the art venues, spacious relaxation areas offering stunning views, and the line’s largest-ever casino. Highlights of the Sun Princess Caribbean season include:

  • 5-day Caribbean Getaway kicks off the Caribbean season with visits to Amber Cove and Grand Turk.
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas including a late night in San Juan and a visit to our private island resort Princess Cays
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean with Bahamas visiting Amber Cove, Grand Turk and a visit to our private island resort Princess Cays
  • 7-day Western Caribbean with Mexico including stops in CozumelBelize City and Roatan
  • Combine the 7-day Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean for the ultimate 14-day Caribbean East/West Adventurer.

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“We are thrilled about the expansion of the Princess fleet and know that homeporting Sun Princess in Ft. Lauderdale offers a convenient option for guests to explore the most elevated experience ever from the Love Boat,” said John Padgett, Princess Cruises president. “The warmth, pristine beauty, and crystal-clear waters found throughout the Caribbean form an idyllic backdrop for our iconic new ship and create the perfect setting for Princess guests to enjoy the stunning views and playful adventure that are magnified on this beautiful, iconic new ship.”

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, the 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess will offer an array of exciting new dining, entertainment and activity offerings, as well as luxurious staterooms and suites across a broad spectrum of categories.

With the most balconies on any Princess ship, guests can take in the sunshine and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean from the comfort of their cabin. The Dome, a transformational entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini, is the perfect place to relax and the  three-story Horizons Dining Room is sure to have everyone talking.


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Sun Princess will also feature the exclusive Princess Medallion that will extend Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional personalized experiences typical of small ships while enjoying only the best large ship amenities.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. I’ve been on a ship of over 3,000 and that both felt huge and as if it had all the facilities that you could ever wish for.

  2. What I like about these big ships is that they’ve got all the facilities that you’d expect from a big town, let alone from a ship hosting 4,000 passengers.

  3. We’ve still not done an ocean-going cruise. As the ships seem to be getting more and more luxurious we are getting more and more tempted.

  4. I really like the days at sea, especially in the Caribbean. On these big new ships you need the time to explore and try out some of the activities.

  5. I’ve got mixed feelings about these big ships. When you’re sharing with that many people you’re hardly escaping and getting away from it all. Though I get that it’s having all those thousands of passengers that gives the ship such a big choice of activities and facilities. My mate is the biggest cruise fan out and he says that with so many decks you’re always able to find a quiet corner without too much trouble.

  6. Having sailed on Island (one of the smallest in the Princess fleet) and Sky (one of the largest) this year, I can say with no hesitation that smaller ship was much, much more enjoyable – even if it is considerably older. Obviously bigger ships make more money for the operators, but we’ll be skipping Sun Princess because size really does matter.

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