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Captain shares his five favorite spots on Sun Princess

Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of a ship better than its Captain. So who better to unveil hidden gems aboard Sun Princess than Captain Paolo Arrigo himself? Captain Paolo Arrigo helped oversee the final stages of construction for Sun Princess before it launched in February 2024. An accomplished mariner whose career spans more than a quarter century at sea, Captain Paolo Arrigo first joined Princess Cruises as a deck cadet in 1996 after serving for a year in the Italian Coast Guard and was named Captain in 2017 after rising through the ranks as first officer, safety officer, and staff captain. Now that he’s spent time onboard Sun Princess with guests, Captain Arrigo shares his top five spaces around the ship. Perhaps no surprise, some of the Captain’s favorite spaces are those that offer the best views of the sea.

Captain Paolo Arrigo, Bartender Ezra Freeman, and Cruise Director Matt Mitcham from "The Real Love Boat"
(L-R) Captain Paolo Arrigo, Bartender Ezra Freeman, and Cruise Director Matt Mitcham from “The Real Love Boat”, image courtesy CBS

Sea View Terrace

Positioned at the forward end on both port and starboard sides, this vantage point offers a breathtaking panorama akin to the captain’s view when maneuvering the ship into port. It’s the perfect spot for soaking in the scenic wonders.

Sun Princess In Port
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The Dome

The Dome offers sweeping ocean views by day and transforms into an entertainment hotspot by night, featuring live music and cocktails beneath the stars, all within its elegant glass structure.

View inside Sun Princess Dome
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Spellbound by Magic Castle

Spellbound by Magic Castle is an extraordinary experience that blends the captivating world of magic with the art of mixology, featuring incredible feats of magic from talented magicians, surprises in themed rooms, and theatrical cocktails. It’s a collaboration with a famed Hollywood icon, bringing the magical experience to a new adventure at sea for the first time!

Spellbound by Magic Castle drinks on board Sun Princess
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Wake View Terrace

Experience serenity at Wake View Terrace, where you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the ship’s wake, offering a tranquil backdrop for savoring breakfast or indulging in cocktails amidst the vastness of the open sea. Dive into relaxation in our infinity pool or bask in the sun on our South Beach-style resort deck.

View from Sun Princess
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Umai Teppanyaki & Hot Pot

Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance and tantalizing flavors of these culinary delights. The combination of skillful teppanyaki grilling and flavorful hot pot dishes guarantees an unforgettable dining experience.

Umai Teppanyaki on Sun Princess
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In addition to his role as captain, Arrigo has worked for Princess’ shoreside headquarters on a variety of high-profile projects, including the managing elements of the development and launch of the MedallionClass Experience. His extensive maritime experience and easy rapport with guests and crew made him a natural choice to serve as captain of the reality-based television program, The Real Love Boat, which recently completed its first season on CBS and Paramount+.

Sun Princess in Europe
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To make a reservation for a cruise on Sun Princess, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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