Princess Cruises has named its second Sphere-class ship Star Princess.
The vessel, which will be launched in August 2025, is the sister-ship to Sun Princess, which is due to launch in October next year.
Princess’ Sphere-class will be recognisable from the huge glass sphere protruding from the side of the ships. They will also be run on LNG, a cleaner fuel than traditionally used.
The 4,300-guest ship will be 20 per cent larger than any of Princess Cruises other ships. Star will debut with a season in the Mediterranean, which goes on sale on June 1.
John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, said: “There’s much to be admired about Star Princess – her sleek, eye-catching design, spacious interiors, and of course, the remarkable views of the sea and sky, just like the features found on Sun Princess that have prompted cruise lovers to snap up inaugural year bookings.
“We’ve carefully designed these ships to feel familiar to our guests yet significantly advanced with lots of exceptional new and expanded experiences to embrace and explore.”