Sun Princess (Princess Cruises)


Sun Princess was the first of three Sun-class ships ordered by Princess Cruises. At the time, she was the largest cruise ship ever built and made history as the largest ship to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just 8ft clearance.

She primarily operates out of ports of Australia and regularly performs circumnavigations of New Zealand and occasional cruises to Whitsundays and Vanuatu. Her popularity with Australians has led to Princess Cruises keeping her in the Australian market year after year. In the winter months she also offers cruises to China from her homeport.


Sun Princess was the ship on which the television show The Love Boat: The Next Wave starring Robert Urich was filmed.

Ship info

Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: Sun
Sister ships:
Passengers: 2,010
Staterooms: 1,011
Total crew: 924
Ship length: 261.3 m
Ship beam: 32.3 m
Ship draft: 8.1 m
Tonnage: 77,741
No. of decks: 10
Elevators: 11
Service speed: 22.4 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port: Hamilton (Bermuda)
IMO number: 9000259
Call sign: ZCBU6

Build details

Shipyard: Fincantieri Monfalcone
Build date: 1995
Build cost: $300 million USD
Entered service: December 1995


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