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Grand Princess

Capacity
2600
Crew
1150
Tonnage
109 000
Length
289.86 m (951 ft)
First voyage
1998
Decks
17

Grand Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises. Built in 1998 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani in Monfalcone, Italy, with hull number 5956, at a cost of approximately US$450 million. She was the largest and most expensive passenger ship ever built at the time. Grand Princess was the flagship in the Princess Cruises fleet until the new Royal Princess took that title in June 2013.

Design

Grand Princess was the first of the... Read more

Grand Princess

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
2600
Crew: 
1150
Tonnage: 
109 000
Length: 
289.86 m (951 ft)
Beam: 
35.97 m (118 ft)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
17

Grand Princess is a Grand-class cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises. Built in 1998 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani in Monfalcone, Italy, with hull number 5956, at a cost of approximately US$450 million. She was the largest and most expensive passenger ship ever built at the time. Grand Princess was the flagship in the Princess Cruises fleet until the new Royal Princess took that title in June 2013.

Design

Grand Princess was the first of the ''Grand''-class ships, and has a different decor scheme to her sister ships, using darker woods, and the interior decor is more similar to the smaller Sun-class ships. When Grand Princess was launched, she featured in the Princess Cruises brochures as a "Sun" class ship; it was only with the subsequent launch of Golden Princess that the "Grand class" appeared in brochures.

She is the sister ship of Star Princess and Golden Princess. Grand Princess was the setting for a task in the second series of the UK version of the reality TV show The Apprentice.

Grand Princess has a large theatre, a large central performance lounge and an aft show lounge.

In May 2011, Grand Princess completed the most extensive drydock in Princess Cruises history that included a refit and removal of the passengers lounge from her stern. This resolved her tendency to sail bow high, and has improved her fuel economy by about 3-4%. The bow high tendency was peculiar to Grand Princess, and does not affect any of the other Grand class ships (or the derivative classes) as unlike Grand Princess they have aluminium upper decks.

Ports of call

As of September 2016, Grand Princess is based year-round in San Francisco, California sailing to Alaska, Victoria on Vancouver Island, Hawaii, Mexico Riviera, and California Coastal Cruises.

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Attractions on Grand Princess


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Art 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.

Bar

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We hope you have a minute to rest a little and have a snack.
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Calypso Reef & Pool

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Swim, sun and enjoy yourself in our pool! And don’t be afraid in case of bad weather, because our pool is protected by the retractable glass roof.

Lotus Spa

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The Lotus Spa offers everything you need pamper yourself, from facials, scrubs and massages to body therapy, body wraps, and Botox and Acupuncture, including a full-service salon.

Self Service Laundromat

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Explorers Lounge

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This is a great entertainment venue where you can see different artists and live bands, take a part in interesting show programs. Own dance floor and bar make this place very suitable for spending ...

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.

Sauna

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Relax and feel how the hot air carries away all your stresses.
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Botticelli Dining Room

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Savor multi-course gourmet meals every day in an elegant dining room! From tantalizing appetizers to premium chops, delectable seafood to signature pastas and decadent desserts, the award-winning c...

Meridian Bay

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Meridian Bay offers you the ideal gifts to create a lasting memory of your cruise. We offer a wide selection of sunglasses, scarves, hats and handbags, from well-known brands such as Calvin Klein, ...

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5 Places not to Miss aboard Grand Princess


In this article, you will learn about some of the must-see features and activities onboard the charming Grand Princess ship , of the Princess Cruise liner company . At the time of her inception in 1998, she was the largest and the most expensive cruise ship. Grand Princess was the flagship of...