Courtesy Princess Cruises
Florida is no stranger to huge cruise ships – Royal Caribbean has parked its behemoth boats off Port Canaveral for years – but now Princess Cruises is getting into the “bigger is better” business by assigning the Sun Princess to Fort Lauderdale.
Currently under construction in Italy, the 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess will offer 7- and 14-day itineraries from Port Everglades beginning in October 2024. The ship – Princess’ largest to date – will spend the first several months doing Mediterranean and Europe cruises before moving to the United States.
If the name “Sun Princess” sounds familiar, that’s because this will be the third ship in the Princess line to use the name. This version will offer guests 29 bars and restaurants, 1,500 balcony cabins, and will be the first Princess ship to be powered by Liquid Natural Gas.
Highlights of the Sun Princess Caribbean season, on sale April 19, 2023, include:
- A 5-day Caribbean Getaway kicks off the Caribbean season with visits to Amber Cove and Grand Turk.
- A 7-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Thomas including a late night in San Juan and a visit to Princess Cays.
- A 7-day Eastern Caribbean with Bahamas visiting Amber Cove, Grand Turk and a visit to Princess Cays.
- A 7-day Western Caribbean with Mexico including stops in Cozumel, Belize City and Roatan.
The Eastern and Western itineraries can be combined for a 14-day cruise adventure. Find out more about the ship online at the Princess website.