Sun Princess cruise ship, USA


Sun Princess is a new Sphere class ship under construction for Princess Cruises. Credit: Carnival Corporation & plc.

Sun Princess will be the largest ship in the operator’s fleet and will offer expanded spaces and locations. Credit: Carnival Corporation & plc.

The ship will be Princess Cruises’ first ship powered primarily by LNG. Credit: Carnival Corporation & plc.

The ship’s interior design is focused on presenting the exterior with vibrant interior decor and finishes. Credit: Carnival Corporation & plc.

Sun Princess is a new Sphere-class cruise ship currently under construction for Carnival’s Princess Cruises brand. It will be the largest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet and the first ship in the cruise operator’s fleet to be dual-fuel and powered primarily by liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel technology.

Sun Princess is being built as part of Carnival’s focus on green cruising, which will include a total of 11 new ships powered by LNG.

Italy-based shipbuilding company Fincantieri is building the ship at the Monfalcone yard. The ship’s debut is scheduled for February 2024.

Sun Princess design and features

The Sun Queen will be 345.3 m long and have a total weight of 175,500 GT. It consists of a total of 21 decks and accommodates 4,300 guests. It will feature spacious seating, multi-story dining rooms and next-level staterooms.

A suspended glass Piazza will feature a European square-inspired hub in the center of the ship with sparkling light and dynamic views. Spanning three floors, it will be interconnected with the ship’s many restaurants and bars.

The ship will also feature a Dome, a multi-level venue with a glass-enclosed dome and covered deck, the design of which was inspired by the Santorini terraces.

The ship’s interior design offers views of the outdoors and features vibrant decor and finishes. It also shows more views of the destinations.

Residence of the Sun Queen

The dual-fuel LNG cruise ship has a total of 2,157 staterooms, including 50 suites and 100 connecting rooms. The ship also offers a number of staterooms with full wheelchair turning space and a walk-in shower equipped with grab bars and a folding seat.

Princess Cruises’ Reserve Collection debuts on the Sun Princess, offering additional luxuries including junior suites and cabins with premium accommodations and exclusive access to a private restaurant.

Sun Princess Exclusive Signature Collection staterooms are equipped with premium staterooms, including access to the Signature Restaurant, Signature Lounge and private Signature Sun Deck.

Total area is 1,262 feet2 The Signature Sky Suite is the largest of the suites and can accommodate up to five people. The suites have a spacious study and balcony, two bedrooms and a bathroom, a separate sitting area and a sofa bed.

The Signature Penthouse Suite with Balcony will have an area of ​​304 square feet2 up to 636 feet2. Each suite in the category offers more living space, a separate sitting area with a sofa bed and enhanced amenities, as well as access to Signature areas such as the Sky Suite.

The area is 329 feet2, The Cabana Mini Suite will have a balcony, a private cabana and a very large private lounge. Small suite with 303 square feet2 There will be a separate sitting area with a sofa bed, including a balcony.

Deluxe Balcony Room, approximately 235 square feet2including floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors on the balcony with outdoor furniture, twin beds, refrigerator, flat-screen TV, and more. will be.

Premium Oceanview cabins are 212 square feet2 It features a queen or two double beds, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a bathroom with a shower, and complimentary 24-hour room service.

Indoors will be the most affordable option, with up to 136 square feet.2 up to 145 feet2, and will have two twin beds or a queen size bed. Rooms have basic amenities such as a flat-screen TV and an in-room refrigerator.

Sun Princess dining and bars

Horizons Dining will be a three-story dining space featuring a wide range of dining options on each level. It offers stunning views with natural light and a decorative sculpture that stretches from deck six to deck eight.

The Crown Grill specialty restaurant will feature contemporary, elegant design and theater-style cuisine. Offerings include premium aged beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant will feature intimate dining in a classically elegant setting and an open kitchen where chefs will prepare and cook premium cuts of beef and seafood to order.

Guests can enjoy fresh pasta at the new Sabatini Italian Trattoria with sweeping round windows. The restaurant will feature a bistro-style interior design with intimate corners and a dramatic circular dining area.

Located on the upper deck of the piazza, the International Cafe offers small snacks, sweets and delicious drinks. Offerings include fresh croissants, pies, quiches and a variety of salads and sandwiches.

Alfredo’s Pizzeria will be a sit-down location located on the upper deck of the Piazza and will serve freshly made personal size pizzas. It features an open kitchen design that allows guests to watch pizzas being prepared in a wood-fired oven. Guests can enjoy their pizza outdoors or in the Piazza.

Gelateria offers fresh gelato desserts with a variety of classic flavors or optional toppings.

Crooners Bar is located on the second level of the Piazza and has warm tones and a vintage vibe with live music and cocktails. The Good Spirits at Sea offers a mix of cuisine and drinks made with farm-fresh, local ingredients and cocktails in one place. The Wheelhouse bar features a compass-shaped structure that stretches from floor to ceiling.

Entertainment places in Sun Queen

The dome on the cruise ship has an indoor and outdoor pool during the day. The pool transforms into a stage at night to serve as a South Beach-style entertainment venue with the latest lighting effects.

Princess Arena will be a configurable performance space with an LCD panel that will bring performances to life.

Princess Live offers entertainment throughout the day, such as trivia, game shows, the Daily Wake Show and live concerts, including late-night comedy.

Guests can play slots or other table games at Princess Casino. Onboard retail will also be available at Princess stores.

Health and recreation facilities

The Lotus Spa will have two floors, including a salt room, aromatic steam room, enclave and plunge pool.

The oceanfront terrace and bar will be located at the bow of the ship and will include a two-deck bar and modern lounge.

The Wake View Terrace, located aft of the ship, will feature an infinity pool, a South Beach-style resort deck, and day and night entertainment, including a full bar.

The Sanctuary will be an adults-only retreat offering drinks and outdoor massages. The Signature Sun Deck will be a private area of ​​the sanctuary for guests who book a signing.

Cabana Deck is an exclusive outdoor space with comfortable furniture and premium access for Cabana Mini-Suite guests.

Route of the Sun Queen

The Sun Princess is scheduled to begin her first cruise season in February 2024. She will sail for a season of Mediterranean cruises, followed by Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale in late 2024.