Princess Cruises has opened up its new Sky Suites for the first time on Sky Princess’ shakedown cruise.

The line introduced the two 1,873 sq ft suites on the new 3,660-passenger vessel which sailed from Trieste to Athens last week before its maiden revenue voyage on Sunday.

The suites have 270-degree wrap-around balconies so passengers can watch films on a giant screen in the pool deck area without leaving their suite.

Cruise reporter Harry Kemble takes a tour of Sky Princess:

Sky Suites also include a living room and sleep up to five people, plus passengers will be assisted by a suite manager throughout their cruise.

Prices for the suite start from £4,999 per person but change depending on voyage length.

Sky Suite 4, Princess Cruises, October 2019

Sky Suite 2, Sky Princess, October 2019

Sky Suite 3, Sky Princess, October 2019

One of the two Sky Suites on board Princess Cruises' newest ship, Sky Princess. Daytime scene. Image shot and licenced for PR and social uses by Princess Cruises. Picture date: Thursday October 17, 2019. Photograph by Christopher Ison © 07544044177
One of the two Sky Suites on board Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Sky Princess.

Princess later confirmed that there was availability on 14 cruises on Sky Princess until September 2020.

Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe, said: “We’re thrilled with the response to the Sky Suites and our agent partners have been particularly positive when viewing them.

“The suites have a stunning, quality feel about them and we can’t wait for guests to take full advantage of everything they have to offer.

“The suites will similarly appear on Enchanted Princess.

“We’re pleased to confirm there has been early high demand on Sky Princess although there is some limited availability.”

Last month, Rai Caluori, Princess’ executive vice-president of guest experience and product development, confirmed that the line was reviewing its suite product and the amenities it offered suite passengers.

Around 2,000 past passengers have been contacted as part of the review.

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