Princess Cruises disclosed the name of its second sensational Sphere Class cruise ship – Star Princess – which will debut in August 2025 and sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages.
Star Princess, currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, joins Sun Princess as the largest ships Princess has ever constructed, with a tonnage of 175,500 and a passenger capacity of 4,300. The new ship is constructed on a platform that is distinctively different and exclusive to Princess, and was designed to simultaneously honour the Princess legacy and the romanticism of the sea by providing more dynamic, outward views.
Despite being 20 percent larger than any of the line’s existing ships, the Star Princess design retains the more intimate settings for which Princess is known, while introducing a number of immensely innovative spaces such as:
The Dome, a transformative entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini; the next-level Piazza featuring a glass sphere; the “see it to believe it” Princess Arena, a configurable, technologically-advanced main theatre that enables Princess to produce a variety of innovative entertainment concepts; and a magnificent dining room positioned aft of the ship to provide unforgettable wake views.
This second ship of the Sphere Class will also feature an array of intriguing new food and beverage concepts, a magnificent, expanded casino, a two-story Lotus Spa, and mesmerising Cirque Éloize-led entertainment.
In addition, guests will appreciate the expanded selection of luxurious staterooms and suites, including the new Reserve and Signature Collections.
Star Princess will also feature Princess’s exclusive Princess Medallion service, which extends Princess’s leadership position in providing exceptional personalised experiences.
The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to utilise LNG fuel technology and is also being constructed with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.
Star Princess debuts on August 4, 2025, sailing a nine-day Inaugural Italy & Greece roundtrip cruise from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini, and Naples (for Capri and Pompeii), followed by a variety of 9- and 10-day cruises sailing from Rome, Athens, or Trieste (Venice) to idyllic coastal ports. Star Princess voyages go on sale on June 1, 2023, alongside the larger Europe 2025 programme release.
“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, just like the features found on Sun Princess that have prompted cruise lovers to snap up inaugural year bookings. 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.” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises.
In 1988, Princess launched the first Star Princess ship as the Sitmar Fair Majesty. With the merger of Sitmar Cruises and Princess in 1989, she was christened as Star Princess by the legendary actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn. The second Star Princess was launched in 2002 as the third Grand-Class vessel, playing a pivotal role in the evolution of the brand with popular offerings such as Anytime Dining, the only dining programme in the industry at the time that gave passengers the freedom to dine wherever, whenever, and with whomever they wished.
In the coming months, additional information about Star Princess, including dining, entertainment, onboard amenities, and future itineraries, will be released. Visit https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ships/st-star-princess/ for ship details and images.
You can obtain additional information about Princess Cruises from a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting www.princess.com.