Sun Princess was undoubtedly a pioneer vessel in her day; she was the cruise line’s largest ship as well as the first of the Sun Class for Princess Cruises. She’s the ideal warm-weather ship, with a high percentage of ocean-view and balcony staterooms, and plenty of deck space and pools for cooling off. These features make her voyages to exotic destinations even more alluring. Undoubtedly, Sun Princess set a benchmark for larger Princess Cruises ships to come, but today she’s classified as midsize and is somewhat older in style. Several stints in dry dock have seen her facilities upgraded, including the addition of features that are popular on her grander siblings. Those additions include a big outdoor screen and the adults-only Sanctuary area. Sun Princess has a loyal following and offers a small-ship feel with big-ship facilities; at times she may show her age, but her welcome is always warm.
The array of entertainment on Sun Princess includes Broadway-style productions and cabaret shows, live music and guest artists, including magicians and comedians. Amenities include four pools, five whirlpools, a Lotus Spa, duty-free shops, seven bars and lounges, a casino, a sports deck and an Internet café.