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Sun Princess

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After sailing everywhere from the Caribbean, Alaska and the Panama Canal to circumnavigations of Australia since 1995, Sun Princess has retired from service. However, thanks to Princess Cruises impressive fleet, you're sure to find more great ships to suit exactly what you're looking for.

Sun Princess is one of Princess Cruises Sun class ships along with sister ships Sea Princess and the Dawn Princess. At 77,000 tonnes and 1,950 passengers, Sun Princess is a more intimate ship than the new super-liners, yet still offers the anonymity and wealth of activities and venues of the larger ships.

Though not one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet you can still expect the immaculate service, elegant style and the friendly ambience which have become characteristic of the cruise line. With so many great venues such as the Vista Lounge for comedy shows and the Wheelhouse bar offering everything from country music and line dancing to jazz evenings, as well as the fantastic array of restaurants and spacious cabins which will guarantee a comfortable night’s sleep, your cruise on Sun Princess is bound to leave you with lasting memories.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1995
Tonnage 77000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 19
Number Of Decks 10
Number Of Elevators 11
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 3
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 1950 (2250)
Crew 925
Refurbished 2018

Ship Facilities


The dining options onboard include the traditional set dining times in the Regency dining room, the anytime dining of the Marquis dining room and the 24hr buffet with panoramic views in Horizon Court. There is also the Sterling Steakhouse for those red meat or lobster cravings and a variety of quick service options on deck.

  • Traditional Fixed Dining: Regency Dining Room
  • Anytime dining: Marquis Dining Room
  • Horizon Court 24-hour international food court
  • Sterling Steakhouse
  • Kai Seafood Bar
  • Outdoor pizzeria and hamburger grill
  • Ice-cream parlour
  • Patisserie


A highlight of any cruise is often the onboard live entertainment, and Sun Princess is no exception to this. The Princess Theatre and Vista lounge are the largest and most popular venues, showcasing performances ranging from cabaret to live music and comedians. With early and later shows, this is evening entertainment perfect for all the family. For a more laid-back night, Princess’s signature Movies Under The Stars makes an appearance on Sun Princess, allowing guests to cosy up under the night sky and watch a film.

If you’d like your evening to last a little longer, head to one of the many bars and lounges available onboard, or if the feeling takes you, you could even try your luck at the ship’s casino.

VenuesBest for
CroonersMartinis and live piano music
Shooting Stars DiscoDancing the night away
WheelhousePre-dinner cocktails
Riviera BarAn al fresco beer overlooking the pool
Sundowners BarAdmiring the views with a drink in hand

Things to do

Just like her sister ships, Sun Princess leaves guests spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on what activity to do next. A popular option is a visit to the full-service Lotus Spa and beauty salon which offers massages, sensuous wraps and hydro and aromatherapies. For fitness enthusiasts, a trip to the state of the art gym will do the trick, where trained professionals are on hand to help with a variety of classes to get everyone involved in a bit of exercise.

Out on the deck, sports lovers can challenge other guests to a game of basketball, volleyball or table tennis. If you’d rather take part in something a little less competitive, head to one of the pools for a refreshing few laps, followed by a doze on the nearby sun loungers.

The list of activities doesn’t stop there: the piazza-style Atrium is at the heart of the ship and is full of boutiques and street performers. While you’re there, remember to spoil yourself with a duty-free treat from one of the shops onboard. It’s your holiday after all!

Useful Information

Dress code

Onboard the Sun Princess the dress code is both smart casual and formal, depending on the evening’s entertainment. Cruises of seven nights will often feature two formal evenings, with more on longer cruises. During most evenings the main dining rooms and restaurants dress code is smart casual, while on formal nights a smarter dress is expected.

For those who don't wish to dress for dinner each night, or who prefer something more casual after a long day, head to the buffet for a more casual experience.