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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


Facets

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Facets offers you the ideal gifts to create a lasting memory of your cruise. Choose from a wide selection of the finest brands, including Majorica, Ravello of Beverly Hills, Swarovski, Hubert and K...

Crooners Lounge & Bar

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Enjoy award-winning cocktails from frosty margaritas, coladas and daiquiris, to old school mixed cocktails and ice cold beer. You can catch lively cocktail making demonstrations by our talented bar...

Trident Grill

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Here you can eat between main meals. We serve burgers, chicken breast sandwiches, hotdogs and fries.

Aerobics

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The words flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness are well-known for you. Our aerobics provided by professional instructors help you to improve all these elements of fitness wit...

Calypso Cove

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Calypso Cove offers you the ideal gifts to create a lasting memory of your cruise. Shop our Boutique for incredible everyday tax and duty-free savings... up to 30% off of U.S. suggested retail prices.
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Future Cruise Sales

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You know for sure how you will spend your next unforgettable trip… Please, come in!

Prego Pizzeria

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It’s the "Best Pizza at Sea". Harkening back to our Italian heritage, our Neapolitan-style pizza is hand-tossed and freshly baked right on deck. From traditional margherita and pepperoni to the dai...

Deck Chess Set

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Great opportunity to test your gaming skills in confrontation with new friends, but be careful you can meet real champions on our board!
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Passenger Services

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Have you got any questions? Our personnel have answers to all of them!
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Captain's Circle

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Have you got any questions? Our personnel have answers to all of them! For members of the loyalty program.

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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...