Star Princess is the 175,500gt, 4,300-berth sister of Sun Princess, arriving in early 2024.

Both are LNG-powered and under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard.

Aug. 4, 2025 inaugural cruise

The inaugural cruise for Star Princess is set for Aug. 4, 2025, a nine-day Italy and Greece round-trip from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Corfu, Kotor, Mykonos, Santorini and Naples. Varied nine- and 10-day cruises sailing from Rome, Piraeus and Trieste follow. Star Princess cruises go on sale with the larger Europe 2025 program on June 1 this year.

Third Star Princess

The first Star Princess was launched in 1988 as Sitmar’s Fair Majesty. When Princess Cruises acquired Sitmar and merged the fleets, the ship entered service as Star Princess in 1989 and was christened by actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn.

The second Star Princess came in 2002 as the third Grand-class ship.