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Sun Princess

Capacity
2,010
Crew
924
Tonnage
77 441
Length
261.31 m (857.3 ft)
First voyage
1995
Decks
15

Sun Princess is a Sun-class cruise ship built in 1995 and operated by Princess Cruises. At the time of her construction, she was one of the largest cruise ships in the world. She is the lead ship of her class that includes sister ships Sea Princess and the P&O ships Pacific Explorer and Oceana.

Sun Princess was the ship on which the television show Love Boat: The Next Wave starring Robert Urich was filmed. She made the news in October, 2007 as the largest ship to ever cross beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge while entering... Read more

Sun Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
2,010
Crew: 
924
Tonnage: 
77 441
Length: 
261.31 m (857.3 ft)
Beam: 
32.25 m (105.8 ft)
First voyage: 
1995
Decks: 
15

Sun Princess is a Sun-class cruise ship built in 1995 and operated by Princess Cruises. At the time of her construction, she was one of the largest cruise ships in the world. She is the lead ship of her class that includes sister ships Sea Princess and the P&O ships Pacific Explorer and Oceana.

Sun Princess was the ship on which the television show Love Boat: The Next Wave starring Robert Urich was filmed. She made the news in October, 2007 as the largest ship to ever cross beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge while entering the harbor for the first time, with a vertical clearance of approximately 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) to spare at low tide.

Ports of call

Since November 2007, Sun Princess has been seasonally based at Sydney, Australia. Cruises offered from that time circumnavigations Australia, circumnavigations New Zealand, and visits to New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In 2012, she offered her first world cruise.

In April 2008, Sun Princess was based in Australia, operating out of Sydney during the winter months, and from Melbourne during the summer months. For the 2008/2009 season the cruise program included Australian circumnavigations, Fremantle - Malacca Straits return, Melbourne - New Zealand / South Pacific. Sun Princess also sailed from Sydney for Melbourne plus Whitsundays return, a Japan return itinerary, and a 75 night Grand Pacific trip.

During summer 2008/9 whilst Sun Princess was operating out of Melbourne, she was joined by Dawn Princess operating out of Sydney. Dawn Princess was also permanently based in Australia from that time which was a change from Princess Cruises' original plans.

Demand for Sun Princess cruises between Sydney and Fremantle and beyond from April to June 2008 was so strong that Princess Cruises scheduled additional sailings for 2009. The company also decided to base the vessel in Fremantle from April to August that year. Despite the availability of cheap domestic air connections, many customers booking Sun Princess voyages between Sydney and Fremantle in 2009 opted instead to extend their trips by traveling across Australia on a connecting Indian Pacific rail service.

Cruises on Sun Princess from Fremantle in 2009 included the first Indian Ocean voyage of its kind from Australia. A 46-night sailing from Fremantle visited Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, the Maldives, the Seychelles, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion.

In 2013, Sun Princess sailed round-trip cruises from Tokyo, Japan marking the first of Princess Cruises deployments from there. In 2014, she sailed an extended Japan cruise program, sailing from Otaru, Hokkaido and Kobe. She was joined by Diamond Princess which replaced her Tokyo sailings.

In 2019-2020 cruise season, Sun Princess is intended to sail extended Western Australia program. The ship will be homeported in Freemantle, Australia for 141 days.

 

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Sun_Princess

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Attractions on Sun Princess


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Shore Excursions

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The best way to get the information about shore excursions and to book your best one is just to ask us!
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Future Cruise Sales

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You know for sure how you will spend your next unforgettable trip… Please, come in!
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Youth Center

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Our Youth Centers ages 3-12 are staffed by entertaining and experienced counselors, all of whom are dedicated and trained to make sure kids are having the best vacation ever.
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Sanctuary Pool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool! This is a special pool for adults only.

Explorers Bar

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Cappuccino, espresso, lattes or mochas. Also we can propose pastries, desserts and spirits. Come in and rest a little!
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Wheelhouse Bar

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Located inside The Wheelhouse Bar guests can enjoy a variety of beer, wine and cocktail selections as well as our all new expansive Whiskey Bar Menu, featuring award winning whiskies, bourbons and ...

New Zealand Natural Ice Cream

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When you want to cool down, or just have a craving for something sweet, head on deck for complimentary soft serve chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Self Service Laundromat

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Princess Theater

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This ship's theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts. The movies shown are all first-run feature-length films.
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Riviera Pool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool! This is the main pool on the ship that has two parts.

Latest travel blogs about Sun Princess



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9 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Sun Princess Cruise Ship


We’d like to tell you some interesting facts about a remarkable cruise liner that has faithfully served Princess Cruises for 22 years already. 9 facts you probably didn’t know about the Sun Princess cruise ship . Suzumiya Haruka/Wiki/CC BY 2.0 1. Sun Princess is the main ship of the...