Princess’ premiere vessel traveling along much of the western North American coastline now provides an improved experience. Debuting in 1998, the Grand Princess is a vessel fit to hold 2,600 passengers over a 17-deck design. In 2011, Princess refurbished it to feature all of the cruise line’s modern amenities, and it now offers Movies Under The Stars®, The Sanctuary, the street-like Piazza, new nightclubs, and the Leaves Tea Lounge and Library. From relaxing how you please to seeking out entertainment, it’s an entirely new experience!
The Grand Princess is the first ship of Princess’ eponymous class and is second largest to the Royal Princess. These days, it sees the West Coast as its home and a convenient point for taking travelers out to Hawaii, down the Mexican Riviera, through California cruises, and up to Alaska. For travelers considering any of these destinations, or to simply see this expansive ship, the Grand Princess offers 1,301 cabins: • 26 suites with private balconies • 7 window suites • 2 family suites • 180 mini-suites with private balconies • 502 balcony cabins • 218 ocean view cabins • 366 inside cabins Out of this amount, 27 rooms provide wheelchair access.
Spanning traditional to extremely casual, the Grand Princess’ offerings have something for all tastes: Traditional: The standard cruise experience – of fixed meal times and formal attire – remains intact. All meals are served according to schedule in the Botticelli Dining Room. Anytime: Quality food on your schedule. Get the cruise meal atmosphere whenever it’s convenient in the Da Vinci and Michelangelo Dining Rooms. Specialty: Fresh ingredients and gourmet meals make the experience, no matter if you select Sabatini’s, the Crown Grill, or Ultimate Balcony Dining. Casual: Always get a quick meal whenever you want it. Choose from the Horizon Court Buffet, Alfredo’s full-service pizzeria, Prego’s pizzeria, the ice cream shop, the Trident Grill, afternoon tea, the Vines Wine Bar, the International Café, and 24-hour room service.
Activities and Entertainment
From exploring the outdoors of Cabo San Lucas to staring in awe at the glaciers lining Alaska’s coastline, the sights and attractions in ports are numerous, but the experience on board the Grand Princess fills your time at sea with enjoyment and wonder. As you go about your time during the day, an array of pools and hot tubs beckon everyone to stay out in the sun. Adults looking for some alone time, away from the chaotic atmosphere of the all-ages pools, may want to spend a few hours in The Sanctuary. Sports, too, get your journey pumped up. Be ready for a few rounds of golf or to start up your own game in the Center Court. Of course, if competition’s not your thing, the Lotus spa and fitness center offer the perfect alternative. Or if you’re having a laidback day, consider stopping by the art gallery, library, or the four duty-free boutiques to shop for liquor, jewelry, watches, fashion, fragrance, and cosmetics. In the evening, Princess seems traditional with its stage productions in the Princess Theater or Vista Show Lounge, but for something less formal, there’s Movies Under The Stars®. The cruise line’s signature service brings out the screen to the poolside for first-run movies, concerts, and sports games. Evenings may also mean a night of gambling at Atlantis Casino or partying and dancing at the Explorers Lounge or the new The One5 nightclub. Or go out for drinks at the many smoking and nonsmoking lounges. Although many activities appear geared toward adults, children have their own spaces on board the Grand Princess. Just drop your children off at the Fun Zone, Teen Center, or arcade, with movies, games, and other activities designed for ages 3 to 17 years. Explore part of North America or the Pacific, all while relaxing with contemporary and casual accommodations on the Grand Princess. Browse and select an itinerary through Direct Line Cruises.