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Golden Princess

Former name: Pacific Adventure

Golden Princess Review and Specifications

Specifications of Golden Princess

Year built2001  /  Age : 18
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderFincantieri (Monfalcone, Italy)
ClassGrand
Building costUSD 450 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorPrincess Cruises
Speed24 kn / 44 kph / 28 mph
Length (LOA)289 m / 948 ft
Beam (width)48 m / 157 ft
Gross Tonnage108865 gt
Passengers2632 - 3158
Crew1100
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks16
Cabins1316
Decks with cabins9
Last Refurbishment2015-2020
Former namesPacific Adventure
Christened byMerlisa George

Current itinerary / position of Golden Princess

Golden Princess current cruise is 18 days, round-trip Fiji. The itinerary starts on 01 Nov, 2019 and ends on 19 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
01 Nov 21:00    Departing from Adelaide, South Australia hotels
03 Nov 06:00 - 16:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
07 Nov 11:00 - 19:00    Mare Island, Tadine, New Caledonia
08 Nov 09:00 - 19:00    Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu
10 Nov 08:00 - 18:00    Lautoka, Fiji
11 Nov 07:00 - 17:00    Suva, Fiji
13 Nov 09:00 - 17:00    Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
17 Nov 06:00 - 16:00    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
19 Nov    Arriving in Adelaide, South Australia hotels

Review of Golden Princess

Launched in 2001, Golden Princess is the 2nd Grand-class Princess Cruises ship, together with Crown, Diamond, Caribbean,Grand, Emerald, Ruby, Star and Sapphire.

NEWS: In 2020, Golden Princess will be transferred to P&O Australia's fleet and renamed "Pacific Adventure" after a scheduled refurbishment. In late-2021, Star Princess joins Pacific Adventure in P&O Australia's fleet, replacing there the smaller Pacific Jewel (MS Karnika since March 2019).

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (founded 1977), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - world's largest passenger shipping company. Among Princess Cruises assets is the Caribbean private island resort Princess Cays (on Bahamas Eleuthera Island's southern end), located approx 80 km (50 ml) Nassau.

Golden Princess cruise ship

The 108,865-ton, 2,758-passenger cruise ship Golden Princess might be a vessel which design was created over more than 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 liners. Cosy and comfortable, Golden Princess floats a tasteful decor of beige, accented with soft pastels. The only times when 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 afterwards when guests stream toward the lifts.

Cruise itinerary program

Golden Princess itinerary program is based on departures from Auckland NZ, Sydney NSW and Melbourne, Australia.

In late-October 2018, P&O Australia announced the inaugural cruise season of Pacific Adventure. The itinerary program 2020 features voyages of 13-nights and longer. Winter 2020 program has 132 departures (including 57x Short Breaks of 2-3-4-nights) departing from homeports Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney NSW.

On longer itineraries, PandO passengers can participate in various themed activities on the ship, covering topics like current affairs, arts-crafts, culinary, workshops (talks and seminars led by famous Australian guest presenters), Masquerade Ball.

P&O's Pacific Adventure cruise ship starts its inaugural cruise on October 12, 2020, with an 18-night "Southeast Asia and Australia" repositioning from Singapore to Sydney NSW. The maiden voyage visits ports in Malaysia (Penang, Langkawi) and Australia (Cairns, Darwin, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, Sydney). Prices started from USD 2400 (quad share cabin).

  • Pacific Adventure will be homeported in Sydney. The first 8 cruises visit New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Pacific Islands (also Fiji). The itineraries are themed "New Guinea Island Encounter" (11-night), "Kiwi Adventure" (13-night) and "Fiji Explorer" (14-night).
  • Mini-cruises (short-breaks) include 3-night "comedy", 4-night to Moreton Island. 6-night roundtrip Sydney (Melbourne Cup, Oct 31).

Cabins

Most Golden Princess staterooms are 170-sq.foot balcony rooms (514). Almost 80% of ship's outside accommodations have private balcony views. There are a total of 1556 staterooms in 34 categories. 26 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Golden Princess is the Grand Suite (615 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Golden Princess passengers choose between open seating and two assigned dinner seatings; breakfast and lunch in all Princess restaurants are open seating. Alternative dinner venues include the reservations-only Sabatini’s Italian and Crown Grill restaurants (both with cover). All Princess Cruises Lido buffets are open around the clock. The Wheelhouse Bar serves a pub lunch, and a grill and pizzeria offer casual snack choices. The ice-cream bars and patisseries charge for premium ice cream and speciality coffee. A wine bar offers extra-charge artisan cheeses and evening snacks. Chef’s Table and Ultimate Balcony Dining options are also available, as is afternoon tea and room service.

Follows the complete list of Golden Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Bernini Restaurant (ship's aft Dining Room; dinner only - offers “Anytime Dining” between 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m.)
  • Crown Grill (160-seat steakhouse/seafood restaurant, reservations recommended; on select days serves British Pub Lunch, complimentary)
  • Donatello Restaurant (ship's forward Dining Room for Breakfast 7-9 a.m., Lunch 12-1:30 p.m., Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:30 p.m.; features “Anytime Dining” for Dinner between 5:30-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m.)
  • Canaletto Restaurant (dinner only aft Dining Room; with 2 fixed seatings at 5:45 and 8 p.m.)
  • Sabatini’s Restaurant (Italian speciality restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (speciality restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Both the Vista Lounge and Princess Theater can host featured entertainers and production shows, and each of the shows runs several times. The Princess Theater is more like a Broadway theatre than a cruise-ship typical show lounge. It features same-level orchestra seating, stadium seating behind, as well as a few boxes. The Vista Lounge is cabaret-style, with chairs grouped around small drink tables and big windows making the room light during the day. The Explorers Lounge and Wheelhouse Bar are located side by side on the Promenade Deck. These smaller entertainment venues host karaoke, pianists, dance bands and theme parties, as well as games and trivia during the day.

Golden Princess cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Golden Princess lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • The Piazza Atrium (3-deck open floor area; features live performances entertainment and lobby Bar Piazza)
  • Princess Fine Arts Gallery; Photo Gallery & Shop; Platinum Studio
  • International Cafe (24-hour speciality coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Vines Bar (wine/seafood/sushi bar)
  • Library (with Internet stations); Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Golden Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Players Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Vines Shop; Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Golden Grand Casino
  • Promenade Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Scoops Bar (Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, complimentary)
  • Outrigger Bar (poolside bar); Tradewinds Bar
  • Golden’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema with extreme wide-angle and advanced outdoor light sensors)
  • Video Games Arcade; Teen Center; Youth Center with Paddling Pool and outdoor playing areas
  • The Conservatory (recreation area); The Sanctuary (adult-only open-air area); The Oasis relaxation area
  • Calypso Reef & Pool area; Neptune’s Reef & Pool area
  • The Skywalker (Jogging Track); Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard, Deck Chess; Princess Links mini golf course
  • Skywalkers Disco & Nightclub.

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Princess Cruises Golden ship is of fleet's Grand-class liners, with (same-designed) sisterships Grand and Star. The other (similarly-designed) liners from this class are Caribbean, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire. Ship's godmother was Merlisa George - at that time "Miss USVI" (US Virgin Islands). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on May 16, 2001 (the UK to Mediterranean itinerary from Southampton to Barcelona).

Fan fact is that in the period 1993-1997, under the same name was chartered the ship MV Boudicca (Fred Olsen).

In December 2019, the liner becomes fleet's first Australia-based vessel (operating from homeport Melbourne) with installed MedallionNet technology. Also in 2019, the innovative technology will be installed on the fleet mates Coral (April), Island (May), Crown (June), Emerald (August) and Sky (October).

Australia cruise itineraries 2018-2019

For the first time ever, Princess Cruises 2018 itinerary program offers itineraries leaving round-trip from port Adelaide Australia to New Zealand. The Golden cruise ship's first departure is scheduled for January 8, 2018. Ports of call are Melbourne AU, and in NZ - Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Gisborne, Tauranga, Auckland, Fiordland Park.

Asia-Alaska cruise 2018

In 2018 (April-May) Princess Cruises scheduled the "Epic Adventure" cruise itinerary leaving oneway from Singapore to Alaska. It was offered as 2 segments - 29-day to Whittier AK, and 36-day to Vancouver Canada. Next table shows the longer itinerary as ports of call and port dates/times. Prices started from USD 5700 pp (double occupancy inside cabin rates). The shorter segment (Singapore-Whittier) was priced from USD 2730 pp.

14 AprDeparting from Singapore
16 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam
17 Apr 08:00 - 16:00Nha Trang, Vietnam
19 Apr 07:00 - 23:00Hong Kong, China
21 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan
24 Apr 07:00 - 23:00Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
26 Apr 08:00 - 17:00Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
27 Apr 06:00 - 17:00Yokohama, Tokyo, Japan
28 Apr 07:00 - 14:00Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
29 Apr 07:00 - 22:00Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan
01 May 09:00 - 18:00Busan, South Korea
02 May 08:00 - 18:00Sakaiminato, Japan
04 May 07:00 - 23:00Hakodate, Japan
05 May 07:00 - 18:00Muroran, Japan
12 May 05:00 - 20:00Whittier, Alaska
13 May 15:00 - 20:00Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
14 May 09:00 - 19:00Glacier Bay, Alaska
15 May 07:00 - 20:00Skagway, Alaska
16 May 06:00 - 16:00Juneau, Alaska
17 May 10:00 - 18:00Ketchikan, Alaska
19 MayArriving in Vancouver, BC Canada

According to the company, the longer than usual repositioning cruise was created due to demand from Asian customers wishing to embark closer from home and go all the way to Alaska, instead of just booking the 7-day "Alaska Grand Adventure" itinerary. It also appealed to Asians as the route linked many Asian ports famous for their themed activities and local cuisine.

Golden Princess Itineraries

The below listed Golden Princess cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Princess Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Sydney to Adelaide Sydney
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne
2019 Nov 01 18 days, round-trip Fiji Adelaide
2019 Nov 03 14 days, round-trip Fiji Melbourne
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne
2019 Nov 19 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide
2019 Nov 24 9 days, one-way from Melbourne to Auckland Melbourne
2019 Nov 24 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne
2019 Dec 03 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland
2019 Dec 07 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1251
2019 Dec 16 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Auckland
2019 Dec 20 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $2331
2019 Dec 29 4 days, one-way from Auckland to Melbourne Auckland
2020 Jan 02 6 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne
2020 Jan 02 8 days, round-trip Southern Australia & Tasmania Melbourne $1279
2020 Jan 08 17 days, round-trip New Zealand Adelaide
2020 Jan 10 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1590
2020 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne
2020 Jan 25 5 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide
2020 Jan 30 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $909
2020 Feb 12 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1240
2020 Feb 25 14 days, round-trip Fiji Melbourne $1205
2020 Mar 10 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $919
2020 Mar 23 14 days, round-trip Queensland Melbourne $2167
2020 Apr 06 2 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne $71
2020 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $648
2020 Apr 08 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Los Angeles Sydney $2019
2020 Apr 15 21 days, one-way from Auckland to Los Angeles Auckland $1819
2020 May 06 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $799
2020 May 16 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles with Glacier Bay) Los Angeles $1599
2020 May 30 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1629
2020 Jun 13 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1599
2020 Jun 27 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1649
2020 Jul 11 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1749
2020 Jul 25 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1719
2020 Aug 08 14 days, round-trip Inside Passage (Roundtrip Los Angeles w/ Hubbard Glacier) Los Angeles $1679
2020 Aug 22 21 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Yokohama Los Angeles $1714
2020 Aug 22 3 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $299
2020 Aug 22 33 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Singapore Los Angeles $4429
2020 Aug 25 18 days, one-way from Vancouver to Yokohama Vancouver $1509
2020 Aug 25 30 days, one-way from Vancouver to Singapore Vancouver $2749
2020 Sep 12 12 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama $1419
2020 Oct 12 16 days, one-way from Singapore to Brisbane Singapore
2020 Oct 12 18 days, one-way from Singapore to Sydney Singapore
2020 Oct 28 2 days, one-way from Brisbane to Sydney Brisbane
2020 Oct 31 6 days, round-trip Melbourne Cup Carnival Sydney
2020 Nov 06 13 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure Sydney
2020 Nov 19 14 days, round-trip Bounty Adventure Sydney
2020 Dec 03 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2020 Dec 07 11 days, round-trip New Guinea Island Encounter Sydney
2020 Dec 18 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2020 Dec 21 8 days, round-trip Christmas Cruise Sydney
2020 Dec 29 12 days, round-trip New Year's Eve Cruise Sydney
2021 Jan 10 10 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu Sydney
2021 Jan 20 5 days, round-trip Australian Open Tennis Cruise Sydney
2021 Jan 25 3 days, round-trip Australia Day Cruise Sydney
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Feb 01 11 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney
2021 Feb 12 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 Feb 15 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Feb 19 3 days, round-trip Sapphire Coast Food Festival Sydney
2021 Feb 22 5 days, round-trip A Taste Of Tasmania Sydney
2021 Feb 27 13 days, round-trip Kiwi Adventure Sydney
2021 Mar 12 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 Mar 15 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Mar 19 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 Mar 22 10 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu Sydney
2021 Apr 01 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Apr 05 8 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia Sydney
2021 Apr 13 10 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu Sydney
2021 Apr 23 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 Apr 26 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Apr 30 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 May 03 11 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu Sydney
2021 May 14 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 May 17 12 days, round-trip Fiji Adventure Sydney
2021 May 29 3 days, round-trip 80's Sydney
2021 Jun 01 10 days, round-trip Discover Vanuatu Sydney
2021 Jun 11 3 days, round-trip Comedy Cruise Sydney
2021 Jun 14 10 days, round-trip Barrier Reef Discovery Sydney
2021 Jun 24 4 days, round-trip Moreton Island - Tangalooma Sydney
2021 Jun 28 8 days, round-trip A Taste Of New Caledonia Sydney

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