Princess Cruises names second Sphere Class ship

Princess Cruises names second Sphere Class ship

Star Princess will debut in August 2025 with a season of Mediterranean voyages 

Princess Cruises has announced the name of the second Sphere Class cruise ship, Star Princess. 

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 with capacity for 4,300 guests. 

The new ship is built on a platform that's unique to Princess, designed to embrace the Princess heritage while celebrating the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views. Star Princess is also 20% larger than any of the line’s existing ships.

This second Sphere Class ship will  offer a number of features with an array of exciting new food and beverage concepts, as well as a casino, a two-story Lotus Spa, and entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.

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Guests will also benefit from expanded accommodation options with luxurious staterooms and suites, including the new Reserve and Signature Collections. 

The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG fuel technology and is being built with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.

Star Princess will make its debut on 4 August 2025, sailing a nine-day inaugural Italy and Greece round trip from Rome (Civitavecchia), stopping at Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), followed by a variety of nine- and 10-day cruises sailing from Rome, Athens or Trieste (Venice).


Princess Cruises president John Padgett said: “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.

“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.”

Star Princess cruises go on sale with the larger Europe 2025 programme release on 1 June 2023. Further details on dining, entertainment, onboard amenities and itineraries will be shared in the coming months. 

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