Star Princess Update

Princess Cruises has put out a statement about the Star Princess.

April 19, 2024

At 9:34 AM, I got an email from Princess that stated the following:

April 19, 2024, Dear Valued Princess Guest,  We are writing to share an important update regarding the delivery and launch of our second spectacular Sphere Class ship, Star Princess.  Princess Cruises, in collaboration with shipbuilder Fincantieri, has made the difficult decision to postpone the delivery of Star Princess until Fall 2025. Following a thorough evaluation of the remaining construction milestones, both parties have determined it is necessary to adjust the ship’s delivery date from late July 2025 to late September 2025. Unfortunately, this will result in the cancellation of the multiple inaugural sailings originally planned, including yours.  While this decision was not taken lightly, we believe it is essential to ensure that Star Princess’ delivery upholds the impeccable standards expected by our esteemed guests.  The new inaugural sailings of Star Princess will sail roundtrip from Barcelona and include an 11-day Mediterranean voyage on October 4, 2025. A 7-day Mediterranean voyage on October 15, 2025, precedes a 14-day transatlantic crossing to Fort Lauderdale on October 22, 2025, for the ship’s first Caribbean season. These three new cruises will open for sale on April 30, 2024.


I was on the Aug. 23, 2025, sailing of Princess. We decided to book this one because it was going to Greece and Turkey. It was a 10-day trip. We thought if they canceled the first two, it would be OK, and we could go. But that just wasn’t the case.

At least they let us know early.

New Sailings

However, they canceled all the cruises up to Oct. 4, 2025. As of now, we are not thinking of going on those first three sailings. We would like to leave Rome and travel to Greece and Turkey.

Not sure what we will do.


It is a sad day when something like this happens, but there is always another time.


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