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Princess ups the size of its Sky Suite balconies

Sky Suites will have 270-degree panorama views
Princess Cruises said its two Sky Suites aboard the new Sky Princess—debuting in October—will have balconies of 1,012 square feet (starboard side) and 947 square feet (port side). Previously, the line had said the balconies would measure 700 square feet.

Also aboard Enchanted Princess

The Sky Suites with their big balconies will also be aboard sister ship Enchanted Princess, coming in June 2020.

The Sky Suite balconies will provide a private vantage of each ship's Movie Under the Stars screen and create what Princess called the ultimate space for entertaining. The suites will also have 270-degree panorama views and sleeping capacity for five people, along with more room for gathering—making them ideal for families.

In demand

'We’ve never seen such immediate demand as we are for these Sky Suites,' Princess president Jan Swartz said. She noted the fleet offers one of the highest percentages of balcony staterooms in the industry, across all cabin categories.

Extra amenities, services

Sky Suites feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dining area with a skylight. Before Sky Suite passengers embark, they can take advantage of a pre-cruise, shoreside concierge. Once on board, they will get Sanctuaryservices on their balcony, a private suite experience manager, complimentary access to the Lotus Spa’s Enclave, enhanced ultimate balcony dining and a deluxe telescope for 'Discovery Stargazing at Sea.'

More Sky Suites services will be announced in the coming months.

Sky Princess debuts in the Mediterranean in October and Enchanted Princess will also sail the Mediterranean following its naming in Southampton in June 2020.