Princess Cruises and Fincantieri have mutually agreed to delay delivery of Sun Princess, the largest vessel ever constructed in Italy and the first ship of a revolutionary new platform designed exclusively for the Princess brand.
The postponement has regrettably led to the cancellation of the ship’s inaugural 10-day voyage which was originally set to depart from Barcelona on February 8th.
“We understand that this news is disappointing, and we share in that disappointment. We recognize the anticipation that surrounded this sailing, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this cancellation causes,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises.
Guests who were booked on of the inaugural voyage will receive a full refund of the cruise fare along with any additional onboard services that were pre-purchased, as well as a 50% future cruise credit (FCC) that can be used on a future Princess voyage*. Guests also will receive up to $200 per person for change fees related to air travel plans.
The 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess is Princess Cruises 1st LNG-powered and the largest ship ever commissioned for the cruise line. The vessel will be the third ship to bear the name Sun Princess.
Princess cruises’ next-gen ship will feature luxurious staterooms and suites across a broad spectrum of categories. Offering the most balconies and sun decks on any Princess ship, guests can take in the sunshine and crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean from the comfort of their stateroom. Sun Princess will elevate the culinary excellence at sea with an unparalleled array of dining sensations catering to every palate and desire, including exciting concepts from world-renowned chef, Rudi Sodamin. In collaboration with Romero Britto, the world-renowned artist known for his bold, colorful, and joyful style, Sun Princess will also feature Love by Britto, an artistic-inspired dining experience celebrating the essence of “Love”.