• Grand Princess cruise ship
Rating:  
 (15  votes)

Cruise line: Princess Cruises

Current cruise:
10 days to US & Canada Pacific
22 Sep, 2014 - 02 Oct, 2014

Special features

Passengers Capacity: 2600
Crew Capacity: 1100
Passengers space ratio: 41,85
Passenger crew ratio: 2,34
Passenger decks: 13
Dining rooms: 5
Casino: Yes
Theater: Yes
Library: Yes
Spa: Yes
Fitness center: Yes
Lifts (elevators): 13
Pools: 4
Jacuzzis: 8

Technical specifications

Builder:FINCANTIERI, TRIESTE ITALY
IMO number:9104005
Year built:1998
Speed:24.3 knots
Flag:Bermuda   Bermuda
Length:251 m
Draught:8.51 m
Tonnage:107517
This ship gained 4 star of total 15 votes.

When Grand Princess cruise ship was being built back in 1998, it was described by the company as "the biggest, the fastest cruise vessel in the world, the most advanced... the grandest cruise liner on the ocean."

Grand Princess cruise ship did actually spend a year as the biggest, fastest and most sophisticated cruise vessel at sea, but it is now dwarfed by many others which are bigger, faster, newer and more technologically advanced.

Over a decade later, the main vessel design which anchors Princess' most popular class (that includes Caribbean Princess, Star Princess, Golden Princess, Crown Princess, Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess cruise ships) still holds its own thanks to a massive refurbishment in May 2011. The multi-million dollar overhaul of Grand Princess cruise ship included a full transformation of the vessel's atrium into the much jazzier Piazza (a newfangled addition represented by the fleet's most recent vessels that combines theater in the round with food and drink outlets). It eventually got its own version of The Sanctuary, a popular adult-only sun deck that was released on Crown Princess cruise liner in 2006.