Princess Cruises has unveiled Spellbound by Magic Castle, a collaboration with the famed Hollywood icon set to enchant guests aboard Sun Princess when the new ship debuts in early 2024. Spellbound blends the captivating world of magic with the art of mixology to create an extraordinary, Victorian-inspired experience.
Guests will find Spellbound nestled behind a non-descript door amidst the sensational confines of the newest Princess ship, where they’ll enjoy incredible feats of magic from talented magicians, surprises in themed rooms and theatrical cocktails delivered by sleight-of-hand servers.
With its ornate decor that includes magical artefacts, vintage curiosities, and interactive special effects, Spellbound is meticulously designed to capture the essence of Hollywood’s exclusive Magic Castle, where stars gather, legends have been born and magic has left audiences spellbound for decades.
As guests move into Spellbound, they’ll first encounter the essence of the authentic Magic Castle including the Music Room adorned with eclectic and mystical artefacts and paintings to pique curiosity. In the Music Room, guests will meet the spirit of Isabella who will share her stories of sailing on Sun Princess. The venue will also feature a vintage Parlor Bar featuring Artemis the owl who is revealed through interaction with skilled illusionists, before entering the intimate 30-seat Spellbound theatre to experience close-up magic that will blow guests’ minds.
“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.”
John Padgett, President of Princess Cruises, added: “We are excited to introduce Spellbound by Magic Castle and take the art of magic around the world aboard the spectacular new Sun Princess.
“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 favourite on Sun Princess.”
Performances by world-class magicians handpicked from around the globe will fascinate audiences with mind-bending tricks, awe-inspiring illusions, and mesmerising acts that promise to leave guests in a state of wonder and disbelief.