Princess Cruises Ships by Size, Age, and Class

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Cruise ship Discovery Princess arriving at Juneau’s cruise ship port

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Princess Cruises offers a modern fleet of ships providing state-of-the-art technology, world-class entertainment, and top-tier culinary experiences for guests.

The cruise line is making big changes with the introduction of Sun Princess in 2024. Sun Princess is the first of Princess Cruises Sphere-class vessels. The Princess cruise ship represents the next generation, promising new experiences not seen on previous vessels.

Let’s take a look at Princess Cruises’ fleet. We’ll compare Princess Cruises ships by size, age, and class.

Princess Cruises Ships by Size

Discovery Princess sailing with Juneau Alaska in the backgroundPin

Princess Cruises offers a range of medium-sized cruise ships between 91,000 GT and 145,281 GT. The next generation of Sphere-class ships are significantly larger than anything in Princess Cruises’ fleet.

The cruise line doesn’t follow the mantra “bigger is better.”

Instead, Princess Cruises has followed a consistent approach to providing traditional fun, valuing quality experience and service of high thrills.

Below is a list of Princess cruise ships by size:

ShipClassGross TonnageLengthPassengers (Double Occupancy)Crew Members
Sun PrincessSphere175,499 GT345 ft4,3201,547
Discovery PrincessRoyal145,281 GT330 ft3,6681,350
Enchanted PrincessRoyal145,281 GT330 ft3,6681,346
Sky PrincessRoyal145,281 GT330 ft3,6681,411
Majestic PrincessRoyal144,216 GT330 ft3,5601,350
Regal PrincessRoyal142,714 GT330 ft3,5601,350
Royal PrincessRoyal142,714 GT330 ft3,5601,350
Diamond PrincessGrand115,906 GT290 ft2,7061,100
Sapphire PrincessGrand115,875 GT290 ft2,6781,100
Crown PrincessCrown113,561 GT288 ft3,0621,200
Emerald PrincessCrown113,561 GT288 ft3,0661,200
Ruby PrincessCrown113,561 GT289 ft3,0601,200
Caribbean PrincessGrand112,894 GT289 ft3,1381,200
Grand PrincessGrand107,517 GT289 ft2,6021,150
Coral PrincessSun91,627 GT294 ft2,000900
Island PrincessSun91,627 GT294 ft2,214900

List of Princess Cruises Ships by Age

ENSENADA, MEXICO – April 28, 2023: Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation and is incorporated in Bermuda and headquartered in Santa Clarita, California.

Princess Cruises offers a modern fleet of cruise ships with the latest technological advancements. They were one of the first cruise lines to use wearable technology instead of cruise cards.

While you will see some older cruise ships on the list, the cruise line regularly refurbishes older vessels to keep them up-to-date.

Below is a list of Princess Cruises ships by age:

Sun PrincessSphere2024Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Discovery PrincessRoyal2022Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Enchanted PrincessRoyal2021Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Sky PrincessRoyal2019Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Majestic PrincessRoyal2017Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Regal PrincessRoyal2014Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Royal PrincessRoyal2013Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Ruby PrincessCrown2008Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Emerald PrincessCrown2007Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Crown PrincessCrown2006Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Caribbean PrincessGrand2004Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
Diamond PrincessGrand2004Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)
Sapphire PrincessGrand2004Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Nagasaki, Japan)
Island PrincessSun2003Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Coral PrincessSun2002Chantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Grand PrincessGrand1998Fincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)

Princess Cruises Ships on Order

Rendering of Princess Cruises first Sphere Class cruise ship Sun PrincessPin

Princess Cruises currently has a second Sphere-class cruise ship under construction. Star of the Seas is 175,000 GT in size with accommodations for 4,300 passengers.

Ship NameClassExpected DebutGross Tonnage (GT)Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy)
Star PrincessSphere Class2025175,5004,300

Princess Cruises Ship Classes at a Glance

Princess Cruises’ fleet consists of five classes of vessels. The Crown and Grand class have several subsets of ship classes. However, we’ve combined them on our list for simplicity.

Here are Princess Cruises cruise ship classes:

ClassGross Tonnage (GT)
Sphere Class175,500
Royal Class142,229 to 145,281
Crown Class113,561
Grand Class107,517 to 115,906
Sun Class91,627


What is Princess Cruises Largest Ship?

Sun Princess is the largest Princess Cruises ship in terms of gross tonnage and passenger capacity. It measures 175,500 gross tons and has a passenger capacity of 4,300.

What is Princess Cruises Smallest Ship?

The smallest Princess Cruises ship in terms of gross tonnage is the “Coral Princess,” which has a gross tonnage of 91,627. It can accommodate 2,000 guests, has a length of 294 meters, and features 16 decks.

What is the Newest Princess Cruises Ship?

The newest Princess Cruises ship is the Sun Princess, which debuted in 2024. The vessel was constructed at Fincantieri and is the largest vessel in Princess Cruises’ fleet.

What is the Oldest Princess Cruises Ship?

The oldest Princess Cruises ship was the Grand Princess, built in 1998. It accommodates 2,600 guests and has a gross tonnage of 107,517.

How Many Ships Does Princess Cruises Have?

Princess Cruises has an active fleet of 16 cruise ships, with two additional ships on order, set to launch in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

What Was the First Princess Cruises Cruise Ship?

Princess Patricia was the first Princess Cruises cruise ship (source). Princess Cruises began with a single cruise ship sailing cruises to Mexico.

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Marcello De Lio

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