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Princess Cruises has revealed the name of its second Sphere Class cruise ship, Star Princess, which will sail an inaugural season of Mediterranean voyages in August 2025.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess will join its sister ship Sun Princess as the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tons and carrying 4,300 guests.

While 20 percent larger than any of the line’s existing ships, Star Princess retains the more intimate settings Princess is known for, while adding a number of new spaces such as The Dome, an entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini. Also new is the Princess Arena, a configurable, technologically-advanced main theater that allows Princess to produce a variety of innovative entertainment concepts. The new ship will also feature an array of new food and beverage concepts; an expanded casino; a two-story Lotus Spa; and entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.

Star Princess to Debut Summer 2025

“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,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, in a press statement. “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.”

The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG fuel technology and is also being built with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.

Star Princess will debut Aug. 4, 2025, sailing a 9-day Inaugural Italy & Greece roundtrip voyage from Rome (Civitavecchia), calling at 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) that visit idyllic coastal ports. Star Princess cruises go on sale with the larger Europe 2025 program release on June 1, 2023.

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