PRINCESS Cruises revealed the name of its second Sphere Class vessel at an event in Ocean Village on Friday.

Currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Star Princess joins Sun Princess as the largest ships ever built for Princess at 175,500 tonnes and carrying 4,300 guests.

Star Princess aims to celebrate the romance of the sea by offering more dynamic, outward views.

The vessel boasts facilities including an entertainment venue inspired by the terraces of Santorini, and a majestic dining room that will deliver unforgettable wake views.

Daily Echo: Star Princess is due to enter service in two years' timeStar Princess is due to enter service in two years' time (Image: Princess Cruises)

It will also offer an array of new food and beverage concepts, an expanded casino, a two-storey Lotus Spa, and entertainment headlined by Cirque Éloize.

Passengers will be able to relax in luxurious staterooms and suites.

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The new ship will be the second in the Princess fleet to be powered by LNG fuel technology and also is being built with the most advanced sustainable innovations available.

Star Princess will make her debut on August 4 2025, embarking on a nine-day Italy and Greece roundtrip from Rome, with destinations including Corfu, Mykonos, and Naples.

Cruises will go on sale when the larger Europe 2025 programme is released at the beginning of next month.

Daily Echo: Sun Princess. Picture: Princess CruisesSun Princess. Picture: Princess Cruises (Image: Princess Cruises)

John Padgett is president of Princess Cruises.

He said: "There’s much to be admired about Star Princess - her sleek, eye-catching design, spacious interiors, and 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."

Princess Cruises' first Star Princess was launched in 1988 as Sitmar Fair Majesty.

With the merger of Sitmar Cruises into Princess, she entered service as Star Princess in 1989, and was christened by legendary actress Audrey Hepburn.

In 2025 Sun Princess will embark on a series of seven-day Mediterranean voyages that will visit coveted destinations including Istanbul, Naples and Santorini. 

Daily Echo: The Dome, an entertainment venue aboard Sun Princess. Star Princess will boast a similar facilityThe Dome, an entertainment venue aboard Sun Princess. Star Princess will boast a similar facility (Image: Princess Cruises)

A Princess spokesperson said: "Both the cruise line’s newest ships offer next-generation features, host 4,300 guests, offer more than 1,500 balconies and 29 restaurants and bars throughout 21 decks.

"Their groundbreaking design centers on a glass sphere that infuses the Piazza with light and connects guests with dynamic views of the world.

"Another standout venue is The Dome, a cutting-edge top-deck entertainment space."