Princess Cruises Ships By Size – Biggest to Smallest (2024)

Princess Cruises currently has a fleet of 15 cruise ships in service in 2024 with more under construction. If you’re planning a Princess cruise and are wondering about the older and newer ships and which is the best, then you should find this article useful.

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List of Princess Cruises Ships By Size

As one of America’s most beloved cruise lines, Princess Cruises introduced a generation of kids and adult’s to the idea of a cruise vacation from watching, The Love Boat TV Show.

Our list Princess Cruises cruise ships by size shows gross tonnage (which is a measure of internal volume, not weight), the total guest capacity of each ship, Length in Feet, ship class and the year the ship entered service:

Ship NameGross TonnageTotal Guest CapacityLength (feet)
Star Princess175,5004,3001,133
Sun Princess175,50043001,133
Enchanted Princess145,28136601,083
Sky Princess145,28136601,083
Discovery Princess145,00036601,083
Majestic Princess143,70035601,083
Regal Princess142,71435601,083
Royal Princess142,22935601,083
Sapphire Princess115,8752670952
Diamond Princess115,8752670952
Ruby Princess113,5613080951
Emerald Princess113,5613080951
Crown Princess113,5613080952
Caribbean Princess112,8943140952
Grand Princess107,5172600949
Island Princess92,8222200964
Coral Princess91,6272000964
Princess Cruises Ships By Size

List of Princess Cruises Ships By Size With Photos

Princess Cruises is a cruise line synonymous with elegance, adventure, and world-class hospitality.  Offering cruise travelers a MedallionClass® experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone.

As a premium cruise line, Princess Cruises features fantastic multicourse meals to remember, Broadway-style shows, comedy acts and bands, and comfortable staterooms featuring the Princess Luxury Bed. As they promise, The Love Boat® promises something for everyone.

Star Princess – (175,500 GRTs)

Star Princess will be the second ship in the Sphere Class and is 175,500 GT’s and has a capacity of 4,300 passengers (based on double occupancy). She will make her debut in 2025. She is actually the third ship to the hold the Star Princess name and will be the second Princess Cruises ship that will be powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). She will also offer more than 29 bars & restaurants to her guests onboard.

Sun Princess – (175,500 GRTs)

Sun Princess is the first ship in the incredible new Sphere Class and is 175,500 GT’s and carries 4,300 passengers (based on double occupancy). The ship is currently under construction that will enter service sometime 2024. Sun Princess will be the largest ship built for Princess Cruises and the company’s first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Enchanted Princess – (145,281 GRTs)

Enchanted Princess is the fifth Royal Class ship by Princess Cruises and is 145,281 GT’s and has a capacity of 3,660 passengers (based on double occupancy). She entered service on November 10, 2021. The ship was named by Godparents Captain Lynn Danaher, Dr. Vicki Ferrini, and Jenifer Austin.

Sky Princess – (145,281 GRTs)

Sky Princess is the fourth ship in Princess Cruises popular Royal Class of ships and is 145,281 GT’s and has a capacity of 3,660 passengers (based on two per cabin). The ship began service in February of 2019 and was named by Godparents who happen to be two notable women of NASA, Captain Kay Hire and Engineer Poppy Northcutt on December 7, 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Discovery Princess – (145,000 GRTs)

Discovery Princess is the sixth and final Royal Class of ship to be built for the Princess Cruises fleet. She is 145,000 GT’s and has a capacity of 3,660 passengers (based on two per cabin). She entered service on March 27, 2022 and was named by Godparents Randy Fenoli, Alex Guarnaschelli, Adam Savage and Page Turner.

Majestic Princess – (143,700 GRTs)

Majestic Princess is the third Royal Class ship and began service in March of 2017. She is 143,700 GTs and has a capacity of 3,560 passengers (based on two per cabin). The ship was named by Godparents Yao Ming and his wife, Ye Li on July 9, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

Regal Princess – (142,714 GRTs)

Regal Princess is the second Royal Class ship and began service in 2014. The ship is 142,714 GTs and has a capacity of 3,560 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was named by Godparents Fred Grandy, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Gavin McLeod, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Jill Whelan (Cast of “The Love Boat”) on November 5, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Royal Princess – (142,229 GRTs)

Royal Princess is the first Royal Class ship, but is the third Princess ship to have been given the Royal Princess name. The ship is 142,229 GTs and has a capacity of 3,560 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was named by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on June 13, 2013 in Southampton, UK.

Sapphire Princess – (115,875 GRTs)

Sapphire Princess is the second ship in the Gem Class and and debuted in May of 2004. She is 115,875 GTs and holds 2,600 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Nancy Gore Murkowski, the former First Lady of Alaska on June 10, 2004 Seattle, WA.

Diamond Princess – (115,875 GRTs)

Diamond Princess began operation in March 2004 and is a subclassed Grand-class ship, which is also known as a Gem-class ship. The ship is 115,875 GTs and holds 2,670 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Godmother Yoshiko Tsukuda (wife of Kazuo Tsukuda, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) on February 26, 2004 in Nagasaki, Japan. Both Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess were built in Nagasaki, Japan, by Mitsubishi Industries.

Ruby Princess – (113,561 GRTs)

Ruby Princess is a Crown Class ship and began service on in November of 2008. The ship is 113,561 GTs and carries 3,080 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Godparents Trista and Ryan Sutter (Stars of the “The Bachelorette”) on November 6, 2008 in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Emerald Princess – (113,561 GRTs)

Emerald Princess is a Crown Class cruise ship and began service in April 2007. The ship is 113,561 GTs and has a passenger capacity of 3,080 (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Godparents Florence Henderson, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Susan Olsen (Cast of “The Brady Bunch” and “Happy Days”) on May 13, 2007 in Athens (Piraeus), Greece.

Crown Princess – (113,561 GRTs)

Crown Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship and begand service in June of 2006. The ship is 113,561 GTs and has a passenger capacity of 3,080 (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Godmother Martha Stewart.

Caribbean Princess – (112,894 GRTs)

Caribbean Princess modified Grand-class cruise ship and was launched in April of 2004. The ship is 112,894 GTs and holds an impressive 3,149 passengers (based on two per cabin). Caribbean Princess is larger than the other ships in her class (Grand Princess), due to an additional deck of cabins called the “Riviera” deck She also was initially designed to cruise the Caribbean year-round, so she was not given a sliding roof over the pool area for shelter in poor weather. She was christened by Godmother actress Jill Whelan (“Vicki” on “The Love Boat”) on April 2, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Grand Princess – (107,517 GRTs)

Grand Princess is the first ship in the Grand Class and debuted in 1998. She is 107,517 GTs and has a capacity of 2,600 passengers (based on two per cabin). Grand Princess was the largest and most expensive passenger ship ever built at the time.

Grand Princess was the flagship in the Princess Cruises fleet until the new Royal Princess took that title in June 2013. She was christened in New York by Godmother Olivia de Havillard.

Island Princess – (92,822 GRTs)

Island Princess is the second ship in the Coral Class and debuted in July of 2003. She is 92,822 GTs and has a capacity of 2,200 passengers (based on two per cabin). She was christened by Godparents by Gold Medalists Jaime Sale and David Pelletier.

Coral Princess – (91,627 GRTs)

Coral Princess is the first ship in the Coral Class and debuted in March of 2002. She is 91,627 GTs and has a capacity of 2,000 passengers (based on two per cabin). The ship features more than 700 balcony staterooms and was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. She was christened by the President of Panama, Mireya Moscoso on January 17, 2003 In Gatun Locks, Panama Canal.

Classes Of Princess Cruises Ships (Biggest To Smallest)

Princess Cruises currently has four unique classes of cruise ships. Each class of ship is a different architectural design and has it’s very own layout and features onboard. Most ships in a particular class have an almost identical layout with minor changes.

The table below shows the Princess Cruises ship classes from largest to smallest, based on ship volume.

ClassShipsAverage Gross Tonnage
Sphere ClassSun Princess, Star Princess175,500
Royal ClassDiscovery Princess, Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess143,755
Grand ClassRuby Princess, Emerald Princess, Crown Princess, Caribbean Princess, Sapphire Princess, Diamond Princess, Grand Princess111,696
Coral ClassIsland Princess, Coral Princess91,627
Princess Cruises ship classes

The Princess Treatment

List of Princess Cruises Ships Newest to Oldest

ShipClassYear
Star PrincessSphere2025*
Sun PrincessSphere2024*
Discovery PrincessRoyal2022
Enchanted PrincessRoyal2021
Sky PrincessRoyal 2019
Majestic PrincessRoyal2017
Regal PrincessRoyal2014
Royal PrincessRoyal2013
Ruby PrincessGrand2008
Emerald PrincessGrand2007
Crown PrincessGrand2006
Caribbean PrincessGrand2004
Diamond PrincessGrand2004
Sapphire PrincessGrand2004
Island PrincessCoral2003
Coral PrincesCoral2002
Grand PrincessCoral1998
Princess Cruises Ships By Age

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How many ships are in the Princess Cruises fleet?

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Currently, Princess Cruises has 16 ships in its fleet. With Sun Princess to join in 2024 and Star Princess in 2025.

What are the newest Princess Cruises ships?

The newest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet are the Royal-class ships, including the Enchanted Princess and the Discovery Princess. However, The brand-new Sun Princess and Star Princess in the new sphere class are scheduled to begin service in 2024 and 2025, respectively. 

What are the oldest Princess Cruises ships?

The older Princess ships include the Grand Princess, the Coral Princess, and the Island Princess.

What is the next Princess Cruises ship scheduled to begin sailing?

The next Princess Cruise is set to be the Sun Princess sailing in February 2024, and Star Princess in 2025.

Which ships are considered as the biggest in the Princess Cruise line?

The new Sphere-class ships, such as the Sun Princess and the Star Princess, are among the biggest ships in the Princess Cruise fleet.

Is Princess Cruises a family-friendly cruise line?

Yes, Princess Cruises is known for being a family-friendly cruise line, with activities and amenities suitable for all age groups.

What are the Island Princess and Coral Princess known for?

The Island Princess and Coral Princess are well-known for their Panama Canal cruises and their luxurious onboard amenities.

What is Princess MedallionClass?

Medallion Class

This innovative technology offers a personalized and seamless cruise experience for guests, allowing them to access their staterooms, make onboard purchases, locate their friends and family on the ship, and unlock interactive experiences through a small wearable device called the Ocean Medallion. Additionally, the Ocean Medallion allows for expedited embarkation and disembarkation processes and the convenience of ordering food and drinks to any location on the ship.

Which Princess ships have Ocean Medallion?

Ocean Medallion Disc

The Ocean Medallion technology is currently available on all Princess Cruises ships. This innovative technology offers a personalized and seamless cruise experience for guests, allowing them to access their staterooms, make onboard purchases, locate their friends and family on the ship, and unlock interactive experiences through a small wearable device called the Ocean Medallion. Additionally, the Ocean Medallion allows for expedited embarkation and disembarkation processes and the convenience of ordering food and drinks to any location on the ship. With the Ocean Medallion, guests can enjoy a more convenient and personalized cruise experience, complete with a variety of interactive entertainment options and customized recommendations based on their preferences.

What is Princess Cruises’ biggest ship?

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Princess Cruises’ biggest ship is the soon to be launched Sum Princess. This magnificent vessel is part of the new Sphere class of ships and is 175,500 GRT’s. She measures 1,133 feet in length and holds 2150 guests cabins with a total capacity of 4,300 passengers.

Which is the smallest Princess cruise ship?

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The smallest Princess cruise ship is the Coral Princess, which is part of the Coral-class ships in the Princess fleet. She began service in 2002.

John Shallo
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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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