Inside Princess Cruises new largest ship with a three-storey restaurant hub

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PRINCESS Cruises has today unveiled its largest ever ship – and loyal Sun readers will want to be first on board.

The aptly-named Sun Princess is due to sail its maiden voyage in February 2024 and sleeps 4,300 guests.

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The ship’s first three voyages are on sale todayCredit: Princess Cruises
The Sun Princess is due to sail its maiden voyage in February 2024

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The Sun Princess is due to sail its maiden voyage in February 2024Credit: Princess Cruises

The ship will house the cruise line’s first ever geodesic dome, an entertainment hub inspired by the terraces in Santorini.

During the day, The Dome will be used as a relaxation space with an indoor/outdoor pool.

But at night the pool transforms into a stage for aerial performances and evening entertainment with special lighting effects.

On board, passengers can pick from premium suites with access to a special restaurant, lounge and sun deck or Club Class accommodations and swanky staterooms.

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Spread across 21 decks, the ship has more than 29 dining options, including the Piazza which spans three-storeys and has cocktails bars and a pizzeria.

John Padgett, Princess Cruises president, says: “Sun Princess is a new and bespoke ship platform, designed to simultaneously embrace Princess heritage while boldly pressing into the future with iconic, elegant and pure lines unique to our brand.

“A show-stopping, first-of-its-kind Dome on the top deck and suspended glass Piazza in the centre of Sun Princess offer innovative designs showcasing expansive ocean views for incredible opportunities to connect with the sea.”

Inaugural spring and summer sailings will begin around the Mediterranean before the ship moves to the Caribbean in autumn 2024.

The ship’s first three voyages are on sale from today.

A ten-night Grand Mediterranean voyage costs from £1,789pp, departing February 28, 2024.

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Plans are also underway for a second, next-generation “Sphere-class” ship to debut in spring 2025.

Earlier this year, Royal Caribbean debuted the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, which has an on-board surf simulator and a Bionic Bar with a robot bartender.

Guests can pick from more than 29 dining options, including the Piazza

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Guests can pick from more than 29 dining options, including the PiazzaCredit: Princess Cruises
Premium suites give customers access to a special restaurant, lounge and sun deck

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Premium suites give customers access to a special restaurant, lounge and sun deckCredit: Princess Cruises
The ship will house the cruise line’s first ever geodesic dome

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The ship will house the cruise line’s first ever geodesic domeCredit: Princess Cruises



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