Spellbound by Magic Castle is a collaboration between Princess Cruises and the legendary Hollywood landmark that will enthral passengers aboard Sun Princess when it opens in early 2024. Spellbound combines the enthralling realm of magic with the art of mixology to produce an unforgettable, Victorian-inspired experience.
Spellbound is hidden behind a nondescript door amid the magnificent surroundings of the newest Princess ship, where guests may enjoy astonishing acts of magic from talented magicians, surprises in themed rooms, and theatrical cocktails delivered by sleight-of-hand servers.
“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. “With an extraordinary experience that combines the allure of magic with the thrill of cruising, this collaboration with The Magic Castle takes entertainment to new dimensions.” “Spellbound will become an iconic Sun Princess guest favourite.”
Spellbound is meticulously designed to capture the essence of Hollywood’s exclusive Magic Castle, where stars gather, legends are born, and magic has left audiences spellbound for decades, with ornate décor that includes magical artefacts, vintage curiosities, and interactive special effects.
As guests enter Spellbound, they will first discover the spirit of the original Magic Castle, including the Music Room, which is decorated with diverse and mysterious artefacts and artworks to pique their interest. Guests will encounter Isabella’s ghost in the Music Room, who will tell them about her adventures aboard the Sun Princess. The venue will also have a vintage Parlour Bar starring Artemis the Owl, who will be revealed through interaction with skilled illusionists before guests join the intimate 30-seat Spellbound theatre to experience astonishing 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,” Erika Larsen, president of Magic Castle Enterprises, said in an “It’s an exciting opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in a magical experience typically reserved exclusively for members and their guests.”
World-class magicians hand-picked from around the world will fascinate audiences with mind-bending tricks, awe-inspiring illusions, and mesmerising shows that will leave attendees in awe and disbelieve.
Spellbound is set to debut on Sun Princess in February 2024. More information about operation hours and prices will be provided at a later date.
The 175,500-ton, 4,300-guest Sun Princess, which is now under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, will include a variety of exciting new entertainment and activity offerings, as well as luxurious staterooms and suites in a broad spectrum of categories.
Guests can soak up the balmy temperatures and pristine seas of the Mediterranean and Caribbean from the luxury of their cabin since it has the most balconies and sun decks of any Princess ship. The Dome, a transformative entertainment venue inspired by Santorini’s terraces, is the ideal location to unwind, while the Arena represents an evolution and the most technologically sophisticated Princess Theatre design.