Princess Cruises, renowned for creating dream holidays for millions of guests annually, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of sailing the Mediterranean. In 2025, they are proudly showcasing their two newest and largest ships, Sun Princess and Star Princess, in this magnificent region.
The 2025 season of cruises and cruisetours promises an extraordinary European adventure for travellers seeking the ultimate experience. With a harmonious blend of natural beauty, rich history, vibrant traditions, and diverse cultures, guests can indulge in a stress-free and relaxed travel experience aboard any of the six stunning Princess cruise ships: Sun Princess, Star Princess, Majestic Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess, and Emerald Princess.
Mediterranean-based ships, including the brand-new Sun Princess and Star Princess, along with Majestic Princess, are on sale now.
Princess Cruises first embarked on Mediterranean voyages in 1985, and in celebration of their 40th anniversary, the new Star Princess will join its sister ship, Sun Princess, for her inaugural season in the Mediterranean. On August 4, 2025, Star Princess will embark on her maiden voyage, a nine-day Italy & Greece cruise roundtrip from Rome. Subsequent journeys include a variety of 10-day cruises, also departing and returning to Rome, featuring iconic destinations such as Florence, Barcelona, and Mykonos.
Sun Princess, on the other hand, will embark on a series of seven-day Mediterranean voyages departing from Barcelona, Rome, or Athens. These voyages will visit sought-after destinations like Istanbul, Naples, and Santorini.
Both of Princess Cruises’ newest ships boast cutting-edge features, accommodating up to 4,300 guests. They offer more than 1,500 balconies, 29 restaurants and bars spread across 21 decks. The ships’ innovative design revolves around a captivating glass sphere, filling the Piazza with light and providing guests with dynamic views of the world. Another remarkable feature is The Dome, an avant-garde entertainment space on the top deck inspired by the tiered cliffs of Santorini.
Highlights of the Europe season from March to November 2025 include:
- Celebrating 40 Years in the Mediterranean: Alongside Sun Princess and Star Princess, Emerald Princess, Majestic Princess, and Sky Princess will embark on a range of 7- to 31-day Mediterranean sailings. Departures are available from Rome (Civitavecchia), London (Southampton), Athens (Piraeus), Trieste (Venice), and Barcelona. Guests can immerse themselves in the ruins of ancient Rome, Athens, and Ephesus, appreciate the art within the Vatican Museum, explore the whimsical architecture of Barcelona, soak up the culture and cuisine of timeless cities like Sicily, Marseille, and Istanbul, marvel at the sandy splendour and breathtaking views of Santorini’s Red Beach, or visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii in Naples.
- New for 2025, Sky Princess offers a 31-day Mediterranean Marvel cruise, providing more time ashore during late nights in Mykonos, Santorini, and Jerusalem/Bethlehem (Ashdod).
- British Isles: Emerald Princess and Regal Princess offer enriching 10- to 14-day cruises from Southampton, showcasing the heritage and hillside castles of the region. Guests can explore the rugged Scottish Highlands, visit The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool, marvel at the prehistoric wonder of Stonehenge, and enjoy late-night stays in Belfast to experience the vibrant nightlife.
- Northern Europe: Emerald Princess and Sky Princess offer captivating five-to 28-day voyages through the beauty of Northern Europe. These itineraries include visits to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and more, with select voyages offering late-night calls in classic cities like Copenhagen and Berlin. Guests can follow the ancient Viking explorers throughout Scandinavia and Iceland, chase the mesmerising Northern Lights, and sail to the top of the world during the Summer Solstice.
- Grand Adventures & Passages: All six ships embark on transatlantic crossings between North America and Europe, offering remarkable 15- to 29-day voyages.
- Cruisetours: For a more immersive experience, guests can combine their cruise with multiple days on land. The Highlights of Spain cruisetour allows sightseeing in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid, the Classic Italy cruisetour includes visits to Florence and Rome, the Best of Greece cruisetour explores Mediterranean treasures, and the Ring of Kerry cruisetour unveils the spectacular landscapes of Ireland.
For more information on 2025 itineraries, dates, live fares and availability, please call our team on 02380 658 386; or visit our Princess Cruises deals.