Princess Cruises, the famous cruise line delivering unforgettable cruise experiences for four decades, is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary sailing the Mediterranean in 2025.
To commemorate this milestone, Princess Cruises is proud to present two of its newest and largest ships, Star Princess and Sun Princess, which will grace the Mediterranean seas in the upcoming season.
The 2025 cruises and cruisetours season promises adventure-seeking travellers an unparalleled European experience with abundant natural beauty, rich history, diverse cultures, and captivating traditions. Guests can relax and indulge in stress-free travel aboard any of the six luxurious Princess cruise ships: the brand-new Star Princess and Sun Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Emerald Princess.
The voyages will commence from Southampton, UK (London) in 2025, with the sale of tickets for Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Emerald Princess opening on May 25. Mediterranean-based ships, including the new Star Princess, Sun Princess, and Majestic Princess, will go on sale starting June 1.
Princess Cruises first ventured into the Mediterranean in 1985. In honour of its 40th anniversary, the majestic Star Princess will join her sister-ship, Sun Princess, in the Mediterranean for her inaugural season. Starting August 4, 2025, Star Princess will embark on a nine-day Grand Mediterranean voyage, offering a breathtaking roundtrip from Rome, Italy, encompassing iconic destinations such as Florence, Barcelona, and Mykonos. Following this, a variety of 10-day cruises, also departing from Rome, will be available for travellers seeking an extended exploration of the Mediterranean’s treasures.
Meanwhile, the stunning Sun Princess will sail on seven-day Mediterranean voyages, departing from Barcelona, Rome, and Athens. These unforgettable journeys will take passengers to coveted destinations, including Istanbul, Naples, and Santorini, allowing them to immerse themselves in the Mediterranean’s rich history and vibrant culture.
Star Princess and Sun Princess boast next-generation features and offer an exceptional experience for their 4,300 guests. With over 1,500 balconies and 29 restaurants and bars spread across 21 decks, these ships redefine luxury cruising. A groundbreaking design element is the glass sphere that bathes the Piazza in natural light, offering guests panoramic world views. Another highlight is The Dome, an innovative top-deck entertainment space inspired by the tiered cliffs of Santorini.
The March through November 2025 Europe season will be packed with remarkable highlights, including:
- Celebrating 40 Years in the Mediterranean: In addition to Star Princess and Sun Princess, Emerald Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sky Princess will offer a wide range of seven- to 31-day Mediterranean sailings. Departure ports include Rome (Civitavecchia), London (Southampton), Athens (Piraeus), Trieste (Venice), and Barcelona. Travellers can explore ancient ruins in Rome, Athens, and Ephesus, revel in the artistic treasures of the Vatican Museum, or immerse themselves in Barcelona’s whimsical architecture. The Mediterranean’s timeless cities, such as Sicily, Marseille, and Istanbul, await with their rich culture, delectable cuisine, and awe-inspiring landmarks like Santorini’s Red Beach and the haunting ruins of Pompeii in Naples.
- British Isles: Emerald Princess and Regal Princess will offer 10- to 14-day cruises from London (Southampton), inviting guests to explore the heritage and hillside castles of the British Isles. From the rugged Scottish Highlands to the legendary pubs and The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool to the prehistoric wonder of Stonehenge, these voyages promise a journey through history. Late-night stays in Belfast allow guests to experience the vibrant nightlife of the region.
- Northern Europe: Embark on five- to 28-day voyages aboard Emerald Princess and Sky Princess and discover the breathtaking beauty of Northern Europe. These itineraries will take you to captivating destinations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and more, with select voyages offering late-night calls in cities like Copenhagen and Berlin. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Viking explorers, witness the enchanting Northern Lights, and sail to the top of the world during the Summer Solstice.
- Grand Adventures & Passages: All six Princess ships will embark on transatlantic crossings between North America and Europe, offering 15- to 29-day voyages of unrivalled grandeur and discovery.
For those seeking a more immersive experience, Princess Cruises also presents a selection of cruisetours that combine the cruise with land-based excursions. Choose from options like the Highlights of Spain cruisetour, allowing you to explore the cosmopolitan city of Madrid, or the Classic Italy cruisetour, which takes you to the iconic cities of Florence and Rome. The Best of Greece cruisetour unveils the Mediterranean’s treasures, while the Ring of Kerry cruisetour offers a glimpse into the stunning landscapes of Ireland.
Princess Cruises offers EZair travel options to Europe to enhance convenience, providing guests with personalized air itinerary suggestions, competitive fares, and seamless transportation to and from the ship.
For more information, bookings can be made through a professional travel advisor.