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Princess Cruises details Sun Princess inaugural European season

Sun Princess will sail the Mediterranean in 2024 before redeploying to Fort Lauderdale in the autumn
Sun Princess is scheduled to debut Feb. 8, 2024, with a 10-day 'Grand Mediterranean' inaugural voyage with the option to embark at Barcelona, Civitavecchia (Rome) or Piraeus.

Additional Mediterranean cruises will go on sale Nov. 9, 2022, for voyages through September 2024 .

Sun Princess's 2024 European season includes 10-day itineraries throughout the western and eastern Mediterranean and seven-day voyages departing from Barcelona, Civitavecchia or Piraeus, which can be combined for a 14-day or 21-day program.

'It's a perfect match having our new Sun Princess debut in this scenic region because so much of our design inspiration for this next-generation ship comes directly from these iconic destinations,' Princess Cruises President John Padgett said.

Sun Princess cruises will visit destinations seen on 'The Real Love Boat,' the new CBS reality dating adventure show set aboard a Princess ship, including Gibraltar, Marseille and Santorini.

Inaugural season highlights

Highlights of the first season include a 10-day 'Grand Mediterranean' cruise between Barcelona and Civitavecchia departing March 9 with calls at Mallorca, Sicily, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Santorini and Naples.

There will also be 10-day 'Grand Mediterranean' voyages sailing round-trip Civitavecchia or between Barcelona and Civitavecchia, and 10-day 'Grand Western Mediterranean' cruises round-trip Civitavecchia. A nine-day 'Grand Mediterranean' voyage will sail round-trip Civitavecchia.

Seven-day itineraries include 'Mediterranean with Greek Isles & Turkey' between Civitavecchia and Piraeus, 'Mediterranean with Greece & Italy' between Piraeus and Barcelona and 'Mediterranean with France & Italy' between Barcelona and Civitavecchia, with more than 20 departures between April and September 2024.

Sun Princess will also offer 'European Explorer' voyages of nine to 23 days sailing between the Mediterranean and Southampton.

And a 16-day 'Iberian Passage' will reposition the ship from Southampton to Fort Lauderdale .


Sun Princess cruises may be paired with cruise-tours.

'Best of Greece' features UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Meteora, Delphi and the Acropolis of Athens and its Parthenon. This is offered with the seven-day 'Mediterranean with Greek Isles & Italy,' 14-day 'Mediterranean with Greece, France and Italy' and the 21-day 'Best of the Mediterranean' cruises from Piraeus.

'Classic Italy,' visiting Venice, Florence and Rome's greatest sights, is offered with the seven-day 'Mediterranean with Greek Isles & Turkey,' 14-day 'Mediterranean with Greek Isles, Italy & Turkey' and the 21-day 'Best of Mediterranean' cruises from Piraeus.

'Highlights of Spain' incorporates Madrid, Valencia and Toledo, and may be paired with the seven-day 'Mediterranean with France & Italy,' 14-day 'Mediterranean with Greek Isles, France & Turkey' and 21-day 'Best of Mediterranean' cruises from Barcelona.

Savings for loyal customers

Past Princess passengers are eligible for a special promotion when they book Sun Princess voyages early. This consists of a Captain's Circle Launch Discount, which may be combined with launch and group promotions. These discounts do not apply to third or fourth berths, and the discount expires Jan. 31, 2023.