Sun Princess kicks off inaugural sailing in Rome

Sun Princess kicks off inaugural sailing in Rome
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Sun Princess set sail for the first time today as it departed Rome for a 10-day Grand Mediterranean cruise.

    The 4,300-guest, 177,882-tonne ship is the largest in the Princess fleet and will offer an extraordinary cruise experience with not-to-be-missed culinary experiences, entertainment options and luxury accommodations.

    “This is an [sic] historic day as our new Sun Princess sets sail on her inaugural voyage, and our guests get to experience our sensational, next-level, Love Boat firsthand,” president, Princess Cruises, John Padgett, said.

    “The ship is a magnificent showcase of advanced design, technology and craftsmanship, with elevated spaces and experiences all focused on taking the Princess vacation experience to a new level.”

    ‘Cabana Deck’. (Supplied)

    “The Sun Princess is absolutely gorgeous and guests are going to love her,” Monika Best, the most ‘Princess cruised’ guest on board (141 cruises!), said.

    “The architecture is unbelievable and the amenities on board are next level, especially the glass dome at the front of the ship which is incredibly stunning.

    “Princess is evolving and looking more toward families and generational cruises, which I think is absolutely
    wonderful because more and more families are cruising together.”

    The best foodie destination at sea

    The Butcher’s Block by Dario. (Supplied)

    The Sun Princess has 30 restaurant and bar venues with an unprecedented collection of celebrity collaborators, high-end ingredients and culinary experiences including; ‘The Butcher’s Block’ by Dario ‘Love by Britto’, ‘The Catch by Rudi’ and a three-story main Dining Room with endless views.

    Showstopping entertainment in tech-savvy spaces

    ‘The Dome’. (Supplied)

    The Princess Arena is the most technologically advanced theatre at sea, offering showstopping and original productions including performances in the round. At night, The Dome astonishes audiences with acrobatic Cirque Éloize performances while the Piazza dazzles with a retractable stage and immersive Champagne Waterfall.

    Elevated and welcoming accommodations

    Sun Princess also features the cruise line’s largest casino, two-story Lotus Spa, and an expanded retail environment with more than 200 premium brands. The retail space also includes several firsts a sea including an upscale showroom dedicated to luxury horology showcasing TAG Heuer and Breitling and more than 25 new brands available to cruise guests like Italian handbag brand, Pinko and athleisure favourites Beyond Yoga and Varley.

    Signature Collection Suite. (Supplied)

    With diverse accommodations to suit every preference and more than 1,500 cabins with balcony views, Sun Princess’ reimagined staterooms include exceptional suites and new Cabana Mini-Suites with extra space for secluded outdoor relaxation.

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