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Cruise ship review

Launched in 2019, Sky Princess cruise ship is the 4th Royal-class vessel in the Princess Cruises fleet, together with the fleetmates Royal Princess (2013), Regal Princess (2014), Majestic Princess (2017) and Enchanted Princess (2020). One more vessel of the same class will be constructed for Princess, with scheduled launch in 2022. From the same class is also the P&O UK ship Britannia (2015).

The 139,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Sky Princess is among the largest cruise ships sailing the seas. The vessel was built at Fincantieri shipyard, Italy and has 19 decks. Sky Princess features impressive number (16) of bars and restaurants and a luxury spa. The ship offers unique features to her guests, such as a glass-enclosed walkway over the ocean known as the SeaWalk.

Cruise itinerary program

Sky Princess itinerary program starts with an inaugural Mediterranean cruise season in Europe. The program includes all 10 voyages with 8 different itineraries. The inaugural cruise was scheduled for October 20, 2019.

The 7-night maiden voyage (October 20) is an one-way Adriatic and Mediterranean cruise itinerary from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona, visiting the ports Kotor Montenegro, Corfu Greece, Messina Sicily (Italy), Naples Italy. In November 2019, the ship offers a Transatlantic repositioning cruise (Nov 17 - Dec 1) from Europe to Florida-Caribbean (14-day crossing from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale).

The Caribbean cruise program is based on 7-night roundtrips from homeport Fort Lauderdale (starting December 2019).

Cabins

Most Sky Princess staterooms are 220-ft2 balcony cabins (724). Almost 80% of all outside cabins are with private balcony views. There are a total of 1539 staterooms in 38 categories. 36 are the wheelchair-accessible rooms. The largest accommodations on Sky Princess are the two Sky Suites (950-1010 ft2 / 88-94 m2). The liner has no Oceanview-category cabins.

Sky Suites (new cabin category) are Princess Cruises first staterooms for 5 people and featuring 270-degree top-deck views. These are also fleet's largest cabins and fitted with fleet's largest balconies. Both Sky Suites are located midship on Sports Deck 18 (portside and starboard). Each Sky Suite has 700 ft2 (65 m2) private, wraparound terrace and provides private view of the outdoor theater "Movies Under the Stars" (fleet's biggest LED screen). These accommodations are sized 94 m2 / 1010 ft2 (starboard Sky Suite) and 88 m2 / 950 ft2 (portside Sky Suite).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

There are many for-fee dining options onboard Sky Princess, but guests who would rather not pay are offered enough quality and variety to satisfy. Those who prefer tradition, will choose between the three main dining rooms: Allegro, Concerto and Symphony.

Horizon Court and Horizon Bistro are the buffet options, providing a more casual vibe. Passengers who want to have lunch in their swimsuits can take a burger from Trident Grill or a slice at Prego Pizzeria. Indoors, Alfredo's features delicious calzones, salads and thin-crust pizza. Allegro Dining Room is the only option for free dinner with traditional set dining. Passengers can eat at 5:45 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. Allegro's menus are diverse and offer a soup or salad course, an appetizer, pasta and an entree. There is also a special dessert menu.

Follows the complete list of Sky Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian specialty restaurant, a la carte: offers 3-course Italian/seafood menu; open between 6 p.m. -11 p.m., reservations recommended)
  • Symphony Restaurant (midship location; offers “Anytime Dining” for Dinner; with “Wine Cellar” area serving “Wine Maker’s Dinner” for $40, capacity 12 guests)
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria (121-seat; the largest complimentary pizzeria at sea)
  • Concerto Restaurant (forward Dining Room; offers “Anytime Dining” 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.; serves “Wine Maker’s Dinner” package for $40)
  • Allegro Restaurant (aft Dining Room; offers formal dining and two fixed dinner seatings at 6 p.m. or 8:15 p.m.; “Chef’s Table Lumiere” private dining for $115, 12 guests)
  • Ocean Terrace (specialty seafood bar)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Salty Dog Grill & Alfredo's Pizzeria (self service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Calypso Cabana (food bar offering picnic baskets, desserts, champagne and wine packages)
  • World Fresh Marketplace (self service buffet restaurant, complimentary); Horizon Buffet (indoor sitting) and Horizon Terrace (outdoor seating)
  • Swirls Bar (icecream).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The bulk of performance action takes place in the 2-level Princess Theater (decks 6 and 7). This is the ship's main show lounge with palladium-style seating and grand-style evening show productions.

Theater lounge doesn't offer tables or drink holders, so if you order one preshow or come with a drink, you'll have to hold it. The entertainment program is excellent and varied, with a beat that is quite innovative. In addition to the production shows, the Princess theater hosts other acts including vocalists and instrumentalists.

In comparison to Royal-Class Princess ships, Sky Princess has the new Wakeview swimming pool (aft-located) plus 2 deep-water top deck swimming pools and Retreat Pool (adults-only), also more Jacuzzis (including 2 cantilevered, over the deep-water pools). The expanded Sanctuary area offers new design and twice as many private cabanas as the sisterships. Vista Lounge is also redesigned. Princess Live is a new cafe serving quick bites, specialty teas and barista-made coffees.

Follows the complete list of Sky Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Limelight photo studio; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Gelato (the largest ice cream bar at sea)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Sky Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, gameshows)
  • Celebrations Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Club 6 Disco & Bar; Churchill’s Lounge & Bar (cigar bar); Bellini’s Bar; Crooners Lounge & Bar; Princess Live Lounge; Vista Lounge; Concierge Lounge (Suite guests only); SkyLight Bar; Seaview Bar
  • Princess Casino (gambling lounge and bar)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Wedding Chapel
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • The Game Lounge (Video Games Arcade); Teen Center; Youth Center; Remix Disco & Lounge (teen club)
  • The Sanctuary (adult-only open air area)
  • SeaWalk (glass-bottomed cantilevered walkway, 18 m/60 ft long)
  • Fountain Pool area; Retreat Pool area
  • Princess Sports Central - Center Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Tennis Tables, Game Lounge virtual gaming, The Greens golf nets, Golfing Cage, Laser Shooting; Jogging Track.