Princess Cruises has just released a glimpse at the cutting-edge designs that will be included on Sun Princess, the newest, largest, and most innovative ship ever built – the first of its kind in the history of The Love Boat. Set to debut in early 2024, Sun Princess is designed to be the epitome of cutting-edge design.
With a bright, sunlight-inspired design and expanded spaces on the next level, guests are treated to an extraordinary cruise experience, including the Arena Theater and stunning three-story dining space.
“With the construction of any new ship, we have an incredible opportunity to design exceptional spaces with the wishes of our guests in mind,” said John Padgett. “With Sun Princess’s new platform and size, we are uniquely able to refresh the places we know our guests love and expand, redesign, and take them to the next level.” We know our sun-inspired designs will exceed expectations and elevate the entire princess experience.”
A first for Princess, Horizons Dining is a stunning three-story dining room. This reimagined space is open and flexible, with dining options to suit every mood. Stunning wake views and natural light highlight the decorative sculpture that stretches from Deck 6 to Deck 8. Each of the three decks will have its own personality, offering different dining experiences and a range of formality levels.
Additional favorites with new designs and decor to appear on Sun Princess in early 2024 include:
Alfredo’s Pizzeria – This charming favorite that has been named “The Best Pizza at Sea” will once again feature an open kitchen design, allowing guests to watch the chefs handcraft pizzas and serve them straight from the oven. New to the kitchen is a professional open-mouth oven that reaches 968 degrees, allowing chefs to create a truly authentic contemporary Neapolitan pizza. Guests will enjoy an authentic experience comparable to what they would get when traveling to Italy.
Princess Casino – The largest casino in both size and number of gaming positions will be in the Piazza, giving guests easy access to their favorite betting games. The spacious floorplan ensures guest comfort and entertainment, and with over 200 of the newest and most popular slots and video poker games, there is something for everyone.
Crown Grill – A favorite of guests who enjoy a perfectly grilled steak, Crown Grill on Sun Princess takes this iconic space and modernizes it with a classic steakhouse feel weaved with modern touches. Inviting leather booths, circular seating, and modern artwork custom designed for this restaurant will welcome guests in for an unforgettable dining experience. Plus, guests can enjoy views of their food being prepared in the largest show galley on a Princess ship.
Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria – Serving a modern, casual but elegant Italian dining experience, the newly imagined Sabatini’s will appeal to families with unique handmade pasta courses prepared fresh daily. A crisp, tailored, geometric design that also will feature a pasta room for guests to marvel at the pasta-making process. The restaurant is designed with intimate bistro-style nooks and a dramatic circular main room.
Princess Live! – Luxurious textures and materials will be featured on a mixture of comfortable loose and fixed lounge seating with full beverage service, an inviting semi-open façade, and a large LED screen on stage. Guests can easily move from Princess Live! to enjoy a meal or cocktail with the close proximity to restaurants and cocktail lounges, bridging a seamless integration of entertainment and bar concepts.
The Shops of Princess – With five retail locations, plus an art gallery, The Shops get a makeover and guests can expect the same great experience, just more of it. Modern, elegant boutiques connect fluidly, featuring interactive experiences. Guests can shop easily from space to space featuring logo merchandise, a lifestyle boutique, a new bazaar featuring destination-specific selections, plus jewelry, watches, cosmetics fragrances, and a modern art gallery.
Additional spaces with new designs, signage, and décor will include Crooner’s, Wheelhouse Bar, International Cafe, Good Spirits, and Gelateria.
While introducing a completely new class of ships for the cruise line, Sun Princess also remains true to the smooth clean lines and design aesthetics of the cruise line’s famous Seawitch icon and popularized in the original “Love Boat” TV series.
Sun Princess will also feature the exclusive Princess Medallion experience that will extend Princess’ leadership position in delivering exceptional and custom experiences at unmatched scale, offering guests personalized service only previously found on the industry’s most miniature ships.
Part of Carnival Corporation’s green cruising focus, Sun Princess will be the first Princess ship and one of 11 new vessels in the corporate fleet powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest fossil fuel.
Images of the newly expanded and designed venues can be found here: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/AHioxPVMmE.