Hollywood’s iconic Magic Castle is teaming up with Princess to create a magical new venue aboard the cruise line’s upcoming ship.
Princess Cruises has revealed another collaboration with the LA-based Magic Castle: Spellbound by Magic Castle. The unique experience will debut aboard Sun Princess when she enters service in early 2024.
Spellbound will combine the world of magic with the art of mixology to create a unique, Victorian-flavored experience on board the new ship.
Guests will discover Spellbound tucked away behind an unassuming door on Sun Princess. Once you enter, you might experience thrilling magic performances by gifted magicians, surprises hidden in themed rooms, and theatrical cocktails served by sleight-of-hand.
“We are excited to introduce Spellbound by Magic Castle and take the art of magic around the world aboard the spectacular new Sun Princess,” said John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises.
“This collaboration with The Magic Castle takes entertainment into new dimensions with an extraordinary experience that combines the allure of magic with the thrill of cruising. Spellbound will become an iconic guest favorite on Sun Princess,” Padgett continued in a press release.
Spellbound by Magic Castle will be a multi-room venue on Sun Princess
Spellbound was designed to capture the essence of Hollywood’s exclusive Magic Castle, where magic has left audiences spellbound for decades. Its ornate decor features magical artifacts, vintage curiosities, and interactive special effects.
As visitors enter Spellbound, they’ll initially experience the essence of the original Magic Castle, including the Music Room, which is decorated with a variety of enigmatic items and paintings to pique interest. Guests will see Isabella’s ghost, who will tell them about her experiences sailing aboard Sun Princess.
The venue also features the vintage-inspired Parlor Bar where visitors can engage with illusionists to learn more about Artemis the owl before entering the cozy 30-seat Spellbound Theater for mind-blowing close-up magic.
“We are bringing some of the most authentic aspects of The Magic Castle in Hollywood to Sun Princess, complete with incredible magicians and illusionists, so that Princess guests can experience a taste of the world-class magic that is showcased nightly at the Magic Castle,” said Erika Larsen, president of Magic Castle Enterprises. “It’s an exciting opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in a magical experience typically reserved exclusively for members and their guests.”
Expert magicians from around the world will dazzle audiences with mind-bending tricks, astounding illusions, and mesmerizing acts that promise to leave visitors in a state of amazement and disbelief.
Spellbound will make its debut aboard Sun Princess in February 2024. Princess Cruises has stated that more details about operating hours and pricing will be made at a later date, so stay tuned to Should Be Cruising for the latest updates!
About Sun Princess
The 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess, which is now being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, will provide a wide range of exciting new entertainment and activity options as well as luxe staterooms and suites in a variety of categories.
The first Sphere Class ship will feature 29 new and signature dining and lounge options, including Japanese at Umai Teppanyaki, O’Malley’s Irish Pub, reimagining the classic Irish pub concept, and seafood specialties at The Catch by Rudi from award-winning chef Rudi Sodamin.
The ship’s Arena is an evolution of the most technologically advanced Princess Theater design, while The Dome will be a transformational entertainment space inspired by the terraces of Santorini.
Sun Princess will boast the most balconies and sun decks of any Princess ship, allowing more cruisers to enjoy the sunshine and sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean from the comfort of their stateroom.
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