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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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Michelangelo 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...

Snooker's Cigar Bar

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Are you looking for a place where guests can enjoy a cigar, drink their best beverage and watch sport events? You are lucky! You have found it!

Crown Grill

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A refined steakhouse that serves aged and hand cut, cooked-to-order steaks and premium seafood, including grilled shrimp and lobster. With a rich wood decor and a theater-style open kitchen, no won...
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The Conservatory

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Perfect place to rest! It is a climate controlled pool and recreation area that features two hot tubs, pool, pool shower, bar, two ping pong tables and lots of various types of seating.
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Crystal Dome

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Retractable glass roof over the Calypso Pool area
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Internet Cafe

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Perfect for those who like to stay in touch or need to manage their affairs on a daily basis in order to put their minds at ease. Help a passenger relax and fully enjoy their Princess vacation by g...
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Princess Theater Lower Level

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This ship's theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts.
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Princess Theater Upper Level

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This ship's theater venues are designed with great acoustics, the best seats in the house, and stellar acts.
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Movies Under The Stars

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Movies Under the Stars®, the 300-square foot, 69,000-watt poolside movie-theater, offers passengers the unique opportunity to enjoy blockbuster Hollywood movies against a backdrop of sea and sky.

Princess Links

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Nine-hole putting course for golfers. Let’s play togeteher.

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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...