Princess Cruises to celebrate 40th anniversary lapping up the Mediterranean

Princess Cruises to celebrate 40th anniversary lapping up the Mediterranean

Princess Cruises is celebrating its 40th anniversary sailing the Mediterranean by featuring two of its newest and largest ships there in 2025 – Star Princess and Sun Princess.

The 2025 cruises and cruisetours season caters towards those looking to lap up Europe, with travel experience on six beautiful Princess cruise ships: NEW! Star Princess and NEW! Sun Princess, plus Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Emerald Princess.

Voyages aboard ships sailing out of Southampton UK (London) in 2025 – Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Emerald Princess – go on sale May 25, while sailings on Mediterranean-based ships – Star Princess (NEW), Sun Princess (NEW) and Majestic Princess go on sale June 1.

Princess first set sail in the Mediterranean in 1985, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary the new Star Princess joins sister-ship Sun Princess in the Mediterranean for her debut season of cruising. Her maiden voyages depart August 4, 2025, sailing a nine-day Grand Mediterranean voyage to Italy and Greece roundtrip from Rome, followed by a variety of 10-day cruises, also roundtrip from Rome, that visit spots such as Florence, Barcelona and Mykonos.

Sun Princess will sail a series of seven-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Rome or Athens, that will visit coveted destinations including Istanbul, Naples and Santorini.

Both of the cruise line’s newest ships host 4,300 guests, offer more than 1,500 balconies and 29 restaurants and bars throughout 21 decks. Their design centres on a glass sphere that infuses the Piazza with light and connects guests with views of the world.

Highlights of the March through November 2025 Europe season include:

Celebrate 40 Years in the Mediterranean: In addition to Star Princess and Sun Princess, Emerald Princess, Majestic Princess and Sky Princess join the line up for a wide range of seven- to 31-day Mediterranean sailings. Cruises depart from Rome (Civitavecchia), London (Southampton), Athens (Piraeus), Trieste (Venice) and Barcelona.

New for 2025, a 31-day Mediterranean Marvel cruise on Sky Princess offers More Ashore late-nights in Mykonos, Santorini, and Jerusalem/Bethlehem (Ashdod).

British Isles: Emerald Princess and Regal Princess offer heritage and hillside castles on 10- to 14-day cruises from London (Southampton). The rugged Scottish Highlands, welcoming pubs, a look at The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, and the prehistoric wonder of Stonehenge are just some of the sites to see.

Northern Europe: Emerald Princess and Sky Princess deliver Northern Europe on five- to 28-day voyages that visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark and more, with select voyages offering late-night calls in classic cities like Copenhagen and Berlin. Follow the footsteps of the ancient Viking explorers throughout Scandinavia and Iceland, guests go in search of the Northern Lights and sail to the top of the world during the Summer Solstice.

Grand Adventures & Passages: All six ships sail between North America and Europe for a transatlantic crossing, offering 15- to 29-day voyages.

Cruisetours: Combine the cruise with multiple days on land to experience more of the region. Guests can choose to sightsee in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid on the Highlights of Spain cruisetour, visit Florence and Rome on the Classic Italy cruisetour, explore Mediterranean treasures on the Best of Greece cruisetour or take in the landscapes of Ireland on the Ring of Kerry cruisetour.

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