Grand Princess

Grand Princess current position

Grand Princess current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 37.80668 N / -122.40027 W) cruising en route to SAN FRANCISCO, US. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Grand Princess

Grand Princess current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast. Prices start from USD 548 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 28 Nov, 2021 and ends on 05 Dec, 2021.

Date / TimePort
28 Nov 16:00    Departing from Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels
30 Nov 07:00 - 01 Dec 18:00    San Francisco, California
03 Dec 07:00 - 22:00    San Diego, California
04 Dec 08:00 - 17:00    Ensenada, Baja California Mexico
05 Dec    Arriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California hotels

Specifications of Grand Princess

Year built1998  /  Age: 23
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 Tonnage107517 gt
Passengers2602 - 3122
Crew1150
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks16
Cabins1301
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2019
Sister-shipsCaribbean Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure), Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Star Princess (Pacific Encounter)
Christened byOlivia de Havilland
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Grand Princess Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Classic California Coast Los Angeles $548
2021 Dec 05 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $649
2021 Dec 15 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $349
2021 Dec 20 10 days, round-trip California Coast With Cabo San Lucas Los Angeles $649
2021 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Cabo San Lucas Getaway Los Angeles $429
2022 Jan 04 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1416
2022 Jan 19 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1399
2022 Feb 03 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $649
2022 Feb 13 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1449
2022 Feb 28 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $649
2022 Mar 10 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1499
2022 Mar 25 10 days, round-trip Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez Los Angeles $719
2022 Apr 04 15 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Los Angeles $1749
2022 Apr 19 6 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $518
2022 May 11 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $518
2022 May 11 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1262
2022 May 18 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $588
2022 May 25 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $528
2022 May 25 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1148
2022 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $618
2022 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $618
2022 Jun 08 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1298
2022 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $668
2022 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $668
2022 Jun 22 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1398
2022 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $728
2022 Jul 06 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1568
2022 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $748
2022 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $818
2022 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $768
2022 Jul 20 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1558
2022 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $788
2022 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $768
2022 Aug 03 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1538
2022 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $768
2022 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $668
2022 Aug 17 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1358
2022 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $688
2022 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $648
2022 Aug 31 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1318
2022 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $668
2022 Sep 14 12 days, round-trip Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park Vancouver $1518
2022 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $618
2022 Sep 26 29 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver $3099
2022 Sep 26 37 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver $3969
2022 Oct 03 22 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Auckland Los Angeles $2419
2022 Oct 03 30 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles $3349
2022 Oct 25 8 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $939
2022 Nov 02 2 days, one-way from Sydney to Melbourne Sydney $129
2022 Nov 04 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1249
2022 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Queensland Melbourne $1499
2022 Dec 01 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1179
2022 Dec 14 5 days, one-way from Melbourne to Adelaide Melbourne $629
2022 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne $896
2022 Dec 19 17 days, round-trip New Zealand Adelaide $2369
2022 Dec 21 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1829
2023 Jan 03 6 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne $809
2023 Jan 05 19 days, round-trip New Zealand Adelaide $2089
2023 Jan 09 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1479
2023 Jan 22 5 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne $699
2023 Jan 24 3 days, one-way from Adelaide to Melbourne Adelaide $479
2023 Jan 27 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1249
2023 Feb 09 14 days, round-trip Fiji South Pacific Melbourne $1389
2023 Feb 23 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1279
2023 Mar 08 13 days, round-trip New Zealand Melbourne $1279
2023 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Southern Australia Explorer Melbourne $919
2023 Mar 21 10 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne $1199
2023 Mar 28 3 days, one-way from Melbourne to Sydney Melbourne $279
2023 Mar 31 8 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $939
2023 Mar 31 28 days, one-way from Sydney to San Francisco Sydney $3349
2023 Mar 31 31 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney $3629
2023 Apr 08 20 days, one-way from Auckland to San Francisco Auckland $2419
2023 Apr 08 23 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver Auckland $2699
2023 Apr 28 3 days, one-way from San Francisco to Vancouver San Francisco $278
2023 May 01 5 days, round-trip Alaska Sampler Vancouver $448
2023 May 06 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $668
2023 May 06 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1338
2023 May 13 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $768
2023 May 20 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $718
2023 May 20 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1428
2023 May 27 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $818
2023 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $768
2023 Jun 03 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1528
2023 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $868
2023 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $818
2023 Jun 17 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1618
2023 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $918
2023 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $818
2023 Jul 01 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1618
2023 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $918
2023 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $818
2023 Jul 15 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1618
2023 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $918
2023 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $818
2023 Jul 29 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1618
2023 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $918
2023 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $768
2023 Aug 12 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1478
2023 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $818
2023 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $718
2023 Aug 26 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1388
2023 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $768
2023 Sep 09 14 days, round-trip Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure Vancouver $1388
2023 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Vancouver to Whittier Vancouver $718
2023 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Whittier to Vancouver Whittier $768

Grand Princess Review

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The 1998-built Grand Princess cruise ship is the 1st Grand-class Princess Cruises liner, with sisterships CrownDiamond, Caribbean, Golden (now Pacific Adventure), Emerald, Ruby, Star (now Pacific Encounter) and Sapphire.

The vessel (IMO number 9104005) is currently Bermuda-flagged (MMSI 310327000) and registered in Hamilton.

History - construction and ownership

Princess Cruises is a US cruise company headquartered in Beverly Hills CA. A former subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises (1977-founded), in 2003, the company merged with Carnival Corporation - the 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 mi) from Nassau.

Grand Princess cruise ship

When debuted in 1998, the 2600-passenger ship Grand Princess was promoted as "the biggest, the fastest cruise vessel in the world, the most advanced... the grandest cruise liner on the ocean." The boat did actually spend a year as the biggest-fastest at sea, but she 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 still holds its own thanks to a massive refurbishment in May 2011. The multi-million dollar overhaul of Grand Princess included a full transformation of the ship's atrium into the much jazzier Piazza (a newfangled addition represented by the fleet's most recent vessels that combines theatre in the round with food and drink outlets). Grand eventually got her own version of The Sanctuary, a popular adult-only sun deck that was released on Crown Princess in 2006.

Decks and Cabins

Most Grand Princess staterooms (1301 total, in 34 grades) are 170-ft2 balcony cabins (502). Almost 80% of the ship's outside staterooms have private step-out balconies. Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 27. The largest accommodation is the Grand Suite (615 ft2 / 57 m2, with terrace sized 115 ft2 / 11 m2).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 13 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Grand 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 specialty 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 Grand Princess restaurants and food bars.

  • Michelangelo 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)
  • Da Vinci 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.)
  • Botticelli 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). The officially named "Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria" restaurant debuted on Grand Princess in 1998. Today, it is available fleetwide. In 2017, Princess Cruises announced the restaurant's fleetwide enhancement via a partnership with celebrity chef Angelo Auriana. Among the upgrades are new interior design and updated menu (with antipasti and handmade pasta dishes by Chef Auriana). The transformed Sabatini’s debuted on Caribbean Princess in April 2017.
  • Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria (self-service, complimentary fast food bar)
  • Alfredo’s Pizzeria (complimentary)
  • Horizon Court (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary)
  • Sterling Steakhouse (speciality restaurant).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Grand's piazza is magnificent. Its wide range of entertainment makes the versatile spot a popular destination where guests never know what they'll see. The best vantage point is from a Piazza seating, or opt for a table in adjoining lounges like the International Cafe and the wine bar Vines. Beyond the piazza, there are production shows in Princess Theatre, first-run movies in Vista Lounge, daytime music poolside by Calypso Band, and the many activities prepared by the cruise director's staff. Passengers can also enjoy the nighttime strains of Rosario Strings in ship's Grand Atrium, the individual performers and comics in Explorer's and Vista Lounges, the country band in Wheelhouse Bar, and the action in One5, a sophisticated venue that replaced the Skywalker's disco. 

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Follows the complete list of Grand 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)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour)
  • Princess Grand Theatre (2-level musical and show productions; hosts workshops, seminars, game shows)
  • Snooker’s Lounge & Bar (smoking lounge and sports bar)
  • Calypso Cove Shop; Essence Shop; Meridian Bay Shop; Facets Shop
  • Princess Grand Casino 
  • Leaves Tea Lounge & Library (speciality teas room and library)
  • Crooners Lounge & Bar (live music; also used for seminars)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (disco/show lounge; hosts karaoke, comedy, game shows and art auctions)
  • Vista Lounge & Bar
  • Wheelhouse Bar (piano bar during the day and an English pub nightly)
  • Explorers Lounge & Bar (hosts dance classes and quizzes, after 7:30 pm becomes Disco Nightclub)
  • Scoops Bar (Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, complimentary)
  • Al Fresco’s Bar; Sea Breeze Bar
  • Grand’s Lotus Spa complex; Beauty Salon; Fitness Center (with Aerobics Studio)
  • Hearts & Minds (Wedding Chapel)
  • Movies Under the Stars (LED screen outdoor cinema)
  • 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
  • Sports Court (volleyball, basketball, European football); Shuffleboard, Deck Chess; Princess Links mini-golf course
  • The One5 Lounge & Nightclub.

Itineraries

Grand Princess itinerary program is based on 15-day Hawaii and 7-day Mexican Riviera cruises with departures from Californian homeports (Los Angeles and San Francisco). In the summer, Grand Princess sails in Alaska leaving out of Vancouver BC (Canada).

In 2020 Grand Princess was scheduled to start a seasonal Singapore homeporting season (December 2020 through March 2021) as the first Princess MedallionClass liner homeported in Asia. However, these plans were canceled due to the Coronavirus crisis.

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Princess Cruises Grand ship is company's first Grand-class liner, with (same-designed) sisterships Golden and Star (now Pacific Encounter). The other (similarly-designed) vessels from this series are Caribbean, Crown, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire.

Ship's inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on May 27, 1998. Its godmother was Olivia de Havilland - US actress born in 1916 in Japan, to British parents, most popular for her role in "Gone with the Wind" 1939). Ship's naming ceremony was on September 29, 1998. The liner is a little different than its sisters. The used timber is of darker woods and the interior design is closer to Sun Class ships (smaller-sized).

During the inaugural season, many popular actors participated in shipboard live performances. Among those were Al Martino, Lorna Luft, Bob Anderson, Rita Moreno, Red Buttons. Famous musicians that worked that year were the Canadian band "Mud Sharks" and Dominic Halpin together with his band.

During the ship's drydock refurbishment in 2013, Skywalkers Nightclub was removed from the stern, opening space for the new facilities Crown Grill, Pizzeria, Leaves (tea lounge) and "The One5" (nightclub).

Fun fact is that the Grand ship was a background scene for an episode of UK's "The Apprentice" (TV reality game show).

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11 days, one-way from Istanbul, Turkey to Barcelona, Spain
Departure date: 17 Apr 1999
Cruise number 8 . Guests of PSARA and Princess Cruises, 20 Agency managers cruising on the Grand Princess Departure date : 17th April 1999 Cabin number : B526.- mid ships deck 11 (Baja ) Balcony Total pax : 22750 , Crew :1100 : Decks : 17 Cruise - East Med to West Med - 10 nights Istanbul...

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