Princess Cruises and Fincantieri postpone Sun Princess delivery

The ship’s inaugural 10-day voyage from Barcelona has been cancelled

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri postpone Sun Princess delivery

Princess Cruises

Sun Princess is the first in a new series of ships for Princess Cruises, the Sphere class

By Alex Smith |

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri have mutually agreed to postpone the delivery of the cruise line’s new ship, Sun Princess.

A planned inaugural 10-day voyage, which was due to depart from Barcelona on 8 February, has now been cancelled. Guests will be provided with a full refund and 50 per cent future cruise credit for a Princess voyage, as well as compensation for changes to air travel plans.

“We understand that this news is disappointing, and we share in that disappointment,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises. “We recognise the anticipation that surrounded this sailing, and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this cancellation cause.”

Sun Princess is the largest vessel ever constructed in Italy, and the first ship in a new series for the Princess Cruises brand, the Sphere class. The ship will be able to accommodate up to 4,300 passengers and will be the first Princess ship to be powered by LNG.

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