Sun-class cruise ship
The Sun class is a class of cruise ships operated by Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia, subsidiaries of Carnival Corporation & plc, and Seajets. The vessels in the class were designed and constructed by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani in Italy. The first Sun-class vessel, Sun Princess, entered service in 1995 and the last, Ocean Princess (now Queen of the Oceans) entered service in 2000. At the time of launch, the Sun class was amongst the largest cruise ships in the world, although this has since been surpassed.
Dawn Princess in Ketchikan, Alaska
|Builders:||Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A.|
|Succeeded by:||Grand class|
|Length:||260.0 m (853 ft 0 in)|
|Beam:||32.2 m (105 ft 8 in)|
|Draught:||7.9 m (25 ft 11 in)|
|Decks:||16 (10 publicly accessible)|
|Propulsion:||4 Sulzer diesel engines driving 2 shafts|
|Speed:||21.4 knots (39.6 km/h; 24.6 mph)|
The four ships are effectively identical, with the only notable exception being the design of the bridge wings; Sun Princess and Pacific Explorer having exterior bridge wings, Sea Princess and Queen of the Oceans having enclosed bridge wings.
|Sun Princess||1995||Fincantieri||77,499 tons||Bermuda||Last refurbished in April 2016; sold to an undisclosed buyer in 2020|
|Sea Princess||1998||Fincantieri||77,499 tons||Bermuda||Sailed as Adonia for P&O Cruises from 2003 to 2005; sold to an undisclosed buyer in 2020|
|P&O Cruises Australia|
|Pacific Explorer||1997||Fincantieri||77,499 tons||UK||Previous sailed as Dawn Princess for Princess Cruises from 1997 to 2017|
|Queen of the Oceans||2000||Fincantieri||77,499 tons||Bermuda||Previously sailed as Ocean Princess for Princess Cruises from 2000 to 2002 and Oceana for P&O Cruises from 2002 to 2020
Sold to Seajets in 2020
- "Sun Princess and Sea Princess to Leave Princess Cruises Fleet". 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
- Bailey, Jordan (22 July 2020). "P&O's Former Oceana Acquired By Greek Ferry Operator". Cruise Capital. Retrieved 23 July 2020.