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The New Sun Princess Will Be Delayed

Booking one of the first cruises on a new ship is risky, even more so when it’s the first ship in a new class. As hard as the shipyard and cruise line work, sometimes they can’t meet the initial delivery deadline. That’s the case with Princess Cruises’ upcoming ship, the Sun Princess

First sailing of Sun Princess cancelled

Today, Princess Cruises announced that they “and Fincantieri have mutually agreed to delay delivery of Sun Princess.” The delay means the cancellation of the ship’s first 10-day voyage that was scheduled to depart on February 8 from Barcelona. 

The new inaugural sailing will be a 10-day sailing from Rome, leaving on February 18. 

“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.

Refunds will be issued for impacted guests

Guests booked on the February 8 sailing will automatically receive a full refund of the cruise fare and any additional onboard services that were pre-purchased. They will also receive a 50% future cruise credit that can be used on a future Princess voyage that’s booked by November 30, 2024, and sailed by December 31, 2025. 

Princess Cruise will also give impacted guests up to $200 per person for change fees related to air travel plans.  

The Dome at Day on Sun Princess
The Dome on the Sun Princess will bring fun both day and night.

Sun Princess will be Princess Cruises’ biggest and most advanced ship

Sun Princess is the first in a whole new class of ship, called the Sphere-class. It’s their biggest ship yet and features some amazing new areas like an enclosed dome in the front, a spacious new atrium, and a variety of new restaurants and bars. 

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Randy Young

Randy Young is the founder and editor-in-chief at Cruise Spotlight. He has been in marketing for 19 years and has been cruising for just as long. Over the years, he's worked with products like TVs, copiers, light bulbs, and EV chargers, but cruising has always been his passion. There's nothing Randy likes more than the first couple of hours on a ship, exploring every nook and cranny and seeing how it's different from everything else out there. He's known for providing detailed and analytical coverage of cruising to help cruisers get a comprehensive picture of a ship's offerings.