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Golden Princess

Capacity
2,600
Crew
1,100
Tonnage
108 865
Length
951 ft (290 m)
First voyage
2001
Decks
17

Golden Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship with Princess Cruises that entered service in 2001. She is the sister ship of Grand Princess and Star Princess. She measures 109,000 gross tons and carries 2,600 passengers (double occupancy) plus 1,100 crew members. From 2009 to September 2015, she primarily operated on the Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States. Golden was constructed in Italy by Fincantieri and is Bermudan flagged.

Golden Princess was one of the first major cruise ships to sail to Antarctic waters in... Read more

Golden Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
2,600
Crew: 
1,100
Tonnage: 
108 865
Length: 
951 ft (290 m)
Beam: 
118 ft (36 m)
First voyage: 
2001
Decks: 
17

Golden Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship with Princess Cruises that entered service in 2001. She is the sister ship of Grand Princess and Star Princess. She measures 109,000 gross tons and carries 2,600 passengers (double occupancy) plus 1,100 crew members. From 2009 to September 2015, she primarily operated on the Hawaii, and the West Coast of the United States. Golden was constructed in Italy by Fincantieri and is Bermudan flagged.

Golden Princess was one of the first major cruise ships to sail to Antarctic waters in 2006. She was dry docked in Victoria from mid-April to early-May 2009, in order to refurbish the entire ship. She was also drydocked in 2012 and again in 2015, where major refurbishments and addition of several new amenities took place.

In September 2017 it was announced that the Golden Princess will transfer to P&O Australia instead of the Carnival Splendor in 2019. Carnival also announced that in 2020 due to increased demand in the Australian market either the Carnival Legend or Carnival Splendor will be permanently based out of either Sydney or Melbourne.

Amenities

Golden Princess features three formal dining rooms and two high-end specialty restaurants, Crown Grill and Sabatini's. mini golf course (9 holes), several pools, a spa, a gym, a video arcade, a children's facility, a dedicated teen center, a screening room (for recent movie releases), Movies Under the Stars screen, multiple bars and lounges and three modern show lounges. The ship's main theater located at the forward of the ship seats approximately 1,000. The ship has four swimming pools, nine spas and an adults-only area, The Sanctuary, forward on the ship.

Ports of call

Prior to 2016, the Golden Princess sailed from Alaska in the northern summer months. Before moving to South America for the southern summer season and to Alaska for the northern summer season, she would reposition to Los Angeles, California sailing short cruises to the West Coast and/or a single 28-night cruise to Hawaii and Tahiti. For the seasons that she did not sail to South America, she did round-trip sailings to Hawaii from Los Angeles.

Starting with the 2015-16 season, she sailed Australia cruises from Melbourne for the southern summer months. This took the number of Australian-based Princess ships to five. In the northern summer season starting in 2016, she sailed roundtrip cruises from China-based out of Tianjin. She joined the Sapphire Princess, which was based out of Shanghai year-round beginning in 2016 taking the numbers of the Chinese-based Princess ships to two. In 2017, the Golden Princess was based in Australia year-round filling the gap with the departure of the Dawn Princess. However, in 2018, the Golden Princess returned to Alaska during the northern summer months.

Future

While it was originally announced that the Carnival Splendor will join the fleet in 2019, she will instead remain with Carnival, and Princess Cruises will instead transfer out the Golden Princess in 2020 to P&O Cruises Australia, she will also introduce the Ocean Medallion technology to the Australian market. More details will come in May 2018, with further announcement of possible fleet changes.

 

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Attractions on Golden Princess


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International Cafe

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Open around the clock, you'll always find something delicious to nosh on from breakfast parfaits to grilled paninis and gourmet salads, daily soups and a host of tasty desserts including freshly ba...
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Sabatini's

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Our popular Italian dining option is arguably one of the "Best Cruise Ship Specialty Restaurants" at sea (USA TODAY). You’ll be astonished by the signature pastas and seafood specialties, as well a...

Calypso Bar

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Quench your thirst with our award-winning craft beer, brewed exclusively by acclaimed local breweries and only available on board of Diamond Princess. Also you can find a wide array of wines, cockt...
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Youth Center

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Our Youth Centers ages 3-12 are staffed by entertaining and experienced counselors, all of whom are dedicated and trained to make sure kids are having the best vacation ever.
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Teen Center Top Deck

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In our Teens-only exclusive Centers, passengers ages 13-17 can make new friends while enjoying all of the coolest amenities. Our Lounges are packed with PS2/PS3 and Wii games, the latest movies, mu...
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Princess Fine Arts Gallery

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When is a cruise an opportunity to enrich? When it's a Princess cruise. You will enjoy great reproductions and pictures together with lectures, art exhibits and classes taught by local experts.
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Wheelhouse Bar

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Located inside The Wheelhouse Bar guests can enjoy a variety of beer, wine and cocktail selections as well as our all new expansive Whiskey Bar Menu, featuring award winning whiskies, bourbons and ...
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Hot Tub

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Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs.

Beauty Salon

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While you're on vacation and feeling your best, you can still continue to look your best. Our full-service salon will keep you coiffed from head to toe.

Teen Hot Tub

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Sometimes floating serenely just isn't enough - splash around or take a dip in one of this ship's bubbling hot tubs. For teens only.