When Golden Princess' sister cruise, Grand Princess cruise ship, first left port in May of 1998, it helped the start of an era of mega-vessel voyages. Like Grand Princess, Golden Princess cruise ship is a vessel which measures 109,000 tons with a double-occupancy capacity of 2,632 guests onboard and offers a boatload of opportunities.
Golden Princess cruise ship might be a vessel which design was created over a decade ago, but Princess has not shown its age yet. In particular, a considerable refit in spring 2009 added a lot of facilities - such as the Piazza, the Sanctuary and the Crown Grill - made popular in the line's newer, Crown Princess series of cruise liners.
A cosy and comfortable cruise, Golden Princess floats a tasteful decor of beige, accented with soft pastels. The only times passengers feel the crowds are during the rush time 8:30 p.m. show in the Princess Theater, when latecomers stand in the aisles, and afterward, when guests stream toward the lifts.