Eithne Williamson, VP Princess UK and Europe, Rebecca Kelly, Senior Sales Manager Ireland, Nick Hughes, Sales Director UK and Europe, Charlotte Humphrey, PR Manager, and Hayley Moore, Director of Marketing Communications, host trade and media from all over the world in Italy and ITTN’s Sharon Jordan was one of the lucky ones, along with fellow Irish agents Jackie Coakley of Discover Travel, and Celine Kenny of Cruisescapes to be invited today for a behind the scenes look at their newest ship Sun Princess.
What’s New? Well where to start! This is truly a Princess Ship with a difference.
On top of Princess favourites such as their world class Medallion technology – which is now available on on all Princess ships, on Sun they’ve now introduced 2 new accommodation experiences – the Signature Collection and the Reserve Collection.
The Signature Collection: Exclusive on Sun Princess, in addition to premium stateroom amenities, Signature Collection Suites include access to the Signature Restaurant, Signature Lounge and private Signature Sun Deck, and a private area of the Sanctuary.
The Reserve Collection, debuting on Sun Princess, it includes premium location Mini-Suites and Cabanas, plus exclusive access to a private restaurant and additional luxuries. The Cabanas are going to be a big seller for Irish agents. We can see these being a real big seller for groups and families.
A new space onboard and styled by the terraces of Santorini, The Dome is a multi-level covered deck and first-of-its-kind glass-enclosed dome ever constructed on a cruise ship. During the day, the Dome features an indoor/outdoor pool and unique water feature in a comfortable and relaxed space. At night, the pool becomes a stage, and the Dome completely transforms into an entertainment venue with a South Beach vibe, state-of-the-art lighting effects and stunning entertainment.
This next-generation cruise is the first ship in the fleet to be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). While it’s not a first for the industry it’s a first for Princess and one change they can be proud of, Cleaner burning fuel will significantly reduce air emissions and marine gasoil to minimize the environmental footprint of cruise guests.
Inaugural Cruise: 2024
Sailing From: Barcelona
Sail duration: 10 nights reducing to 7 nights later in the season.
Bars and Restaurants: Over 29 – plenty to play in and the social areas span 3 decks.
Guest Cabins: 2,150
Guest Capacity: 4,300
Balcony cabins: 1500
Number of Decks: 21
Length: 1,133 feet