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Delivery Of Star Princess Postponed

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Princess Cruises and shipbuilder Fincantieri announced the mutual decision to postpone the delivery of the next Sphere Class ship, Star Princess.

Both parties have elected to adjust the ship’s delivery date from July 29, 2025 to September 26, 2025, which will result in the cancellation of the nine inaugural sailings.

John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises said:

“Despite our collective dedication and relentless pursuit to deliver the ship in late July, it has become evident that additional time is required to ensure the Star Princess is delivered to the highest standards expected by our guests.”

The new inaugural sailings of Star Princess will sail roundtrip from Barcelona and include:

  • 11-day Mediterranean voyage on October 4, 2025
  • 7-day Mediterranean voyage on October 15, 2025
  • 14-day transatlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale on October 22, 2025

These three new cruises will open for sale on April 30, 2024.

Guests who are booked on any of the impacted voyages will be given three options: book any Princess cruise worldwide, including aboard the new Star Princess, sister ship Sun Princess, or any other Princess ship.

Guests who elect to rebook will receive future cruise- and onboard credits depending on the cruise they select.  Guests will also have the option to cancel and receive a full refund of the cruise fare.

Princess will protect travel agent commissions on all bookings that have been paid in full.

Star Princess is the second in the new Sphere Class of ships for Princess. Sister ship Sun Princess, built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, debuted in February, the ship will come with new eye-catching architectural spectacles like The Dome, the cruise industry’s first geodesic feature on the top deck, and The Sphere, the suspended glass Sphere Piazza at the center of the cruise ship.

More details on both Sphere Class ships can be found at www.princess.com/sunprincess.

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