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Sea, sun and family fun: how to craft the perfect multi-generational cruise experience

From tiny travellers to seasoned sailors there’s something for everyone.
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Cruising has experienced a significant resurgence post-pandemic, with multi-generational travel emerging as a growing trend among families jumping on board for the convenience, variety and value cruising offers.

From grandparents treating the kids and grandkids to a family holiday, to extended families celebrating anniversaries, cruising ticks all the boxes for journeys that truly cater for every age, preference and style of traveller.

Make family memories that will last a lifetime.

With a world-class fleet of ships, Princess Cruises offer ease of travel, unpack-once convenience and the opportunity to experience the best of every region, with award-winning shore excursions and enriching cultural experiences. And as you cruise in luxury between destinations, life on-board is an adventure in itself.

Where the journey is as important as the destination

Princess ships are renowned for their luxurious and expansive spaces, and the brand-new, recently launched Sun Princess® is no exception. Currently cruising around the Mediterranean, the Sun Princess is a state-of-the-art vessel featuring a range of luxurious accommodations, world class dining, vast entertainment options and stunning spaces to relax and explore.

Looking for a place to relax with a cocktail? Take your pick.

The jewel in the Sun Princess’s crown is The Dome, a stunning glass-enclosed structure atop the ship, and the modern design of the outwardly suspended Sphere Atrium redefines the ship’s central Piazza hub, with stunning panoramic ocean views and a relaxed indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

MedallionClass® & The Princess Treatment

Personalised service is a priority on a Princess Cruise with a commitment to ensure every guest is taken care of, so life just feels easier. Even mundane tasks like juggling room keys or ordering a drink from the bar are solved with the clever Princess Medallion Class® technology, a 20-cent coin-sized, wearable device that enables everything from keyless entry to your stateroom, to locating your loved ones on the ship.

It also ensures anything you need comes to you wherever you are on the ship, so you can spend less time lining up and more time with your family. You can also access Wi-Fi, stay connected to friends and family at home, work remotely anywhere on the ship (if you must), or stream your favourite movies and shows.  

Enjoy world-class dining at sea

Forget any preconceptions you may have had around cruise dining, because the Sun Princess sets a new standard with 30 restaurant and bar venues to tempt every palate and for every occasion, from casual family meals to fine dining. An unprecedented collection of celebrity chefs and collaborators have come on board to feature high-end ingredients and culinary experiences from around the world. Here’s a taste:

Spellbound by The Magic Castle: Blending the captivating world of magic with the art of culinary and mixology to create an extraordinary and immersive dining experience, steeped in magic and adventure.

Immersive dining experiences await at Spellbound by The Magic Castle, where magic meets mixology.

Love by Britto: A high-end restaurant with the most romantic view from the ship celebrating love and art from world-renowned artist Romero Britto.

The Butcher’s Block by Dario: A specialty pop-up restaurant from the world-famous Italian butcher Dario Cecchini (of Chef’s Table fame), guests can enjoy perfectly prepared beef and steak, including Cecchini’s signature cuts.

The Catch by Rudi: An exceptional dinner concept from renowned chef Rudi Sodamin that showcases the finest, most delectable seafood.  

Kai Sushi by Makoto: Reshaping traditional sushi with a creative approach, the Master of Edomae-style sushi, chef Makoto Okuwa brings his 25 years of experience with a new concept crafting playful, exquisitely presented dishes paying tribute to Japanese traditions.

Discover old and new Japanese techniques with lively Teppanyaki and a modern, creative take on sushi.

Sun Princess is also home to the three-storey main Horizons Dining Room with endless aft views and all-new menus. Retaining the elements returning guests love about Princess cruises, the Sun Princess features favourites like Crown Grill, Sabatini’s and Crooners with impressive new design elements.

Showstopping entertainment for the whole family

The Princess Arena is the most technologically advanced theatre at sea and features new and loved productions the whole family will love. At night, The Dome hosts acrobatic Cirque Éloize performances while the Piazza dazzles with an immersive Champagne waterfall. Or catch a movie with the kids under the stars with blankets and popcorn. There’s something for everyone.

The Dome gives panoramic views by day and world-class entertainment by night.

Luxurious accommodation to suit every preference

With diverse accommodations and more than 1,500 staterooms with balcony views, Sun Princess’s re-imagined staterooms include exceptional suites and new Cabana Mini-Suites with extra space for secluded outdoor relaxation.

Cabana Suites are ideal for family catchups on the private outdoor terrace.

Multi-generational activities to float everyone’s boat

For some serious pampering between destinations, don’t miss the Sun Princess’s luxurious two-storey Lotus Spa. Or browse the on-board boutiques featuring more than 200 premium brands. And if you fancy a flutter, the ship has Princess Cruises’ largest onboard casino.

Princess Cruises – feel the love

What sets Princess Cruises apart is the love they put into everything they do (they are The Love Boat, after all). It’s in their DNA. A love of travel, of family and friends, of food, adventure and of course, their guests of all ages and stages.

New to cruising? Princess can help you every step of the way and even has a helpful online resource so you know what to expect. If you’re considering a cruise with your loved ones, talk to a Princess Cruise holiday planner on 1300 362 695 or visit the Princess website for more information.

*Charges may apply for some activities, venues and menu items.

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