The Grand Princess is one of Princess Cruises finest ships. The first of the Grand class ships, she was one of the largest and most innovative ships at sea in 1998.
In spring 2011 she is heading to drydock, where she will undertake one of the most dramatic re-fits ever seen by Princess. The UK based ship will then return to Southampton for the summer season where she will show off new features such as the Piazza Atrium and Alfredo's Pizzeria. The huge re-fit will include the removal of the iconic Skywalker's night club from deck 18, to streamline the ship, with the new One5 nightclub opening on deck 15.
This elegant ship will only enhance her charm and popularity with the addition of many of Princess' popular, signature venues and cruise line first, such as Leaves — the new, unique, tea room where you can custom blend a variety of teas.
Princess Cruises offer superb standards onboard and as the American-style sister company of P&O Cruises they are a popular choice for British cruisers. The elegant Grand Princess boasts fantastic entertainment from Broadway-style shows to comedy nights and perfectly balances stylish, informal evenings with stunning black tie occasions.
Onboard the Grand Princess there is a fantastic selection of dining options. With traditional set dining times and Anytime Dining both available in the beautiful main dining rooms, you have the choice to enjoy your evening meals the way you want. The speciality dining onboard varies from the fantastic new venues such as the Crown Grill Steakhouse and Alfredo's Pizzeria (available summer 2011), to the Princess Cruise classic venues such as Sabatini's Italian Trattoria.
Enjoy the incredible cuisine onboard from the venue of your choice:
- Traditional Fixed Dining: Da Vinci Dining Room
- Anytime dining: Michaelangelo Dining Room, Botticelli Dining Room
- Horizon Court 24-hour international food court
- Sabatini's Italian Trattoria
- Sterling Steakhouse
- Outdoor pizzeria and hamburger grill
The entertainment onboard Grand Princess is second to none. From Broadway-style shows to chef demonstrations, there is something for everyone. The Wheelhouse offers live music most nights, Crooners is a great place to grab a Martini and the flair bartenders will be on show at some point in your cruise. Don't forget Princess Cruises signature Movies Under the Stars up on deck, where you just sit back, relax and enjoy a great variety of films.
- Princess Theatre
- Explorer's Lounge
- Vista Lounge
- Wheelhouse Bar
- Promenade Bar
- Sports Bar
- Skywalkers Nightclub
- Movies under the Stars
The Grand Princess boasts the full-service Lotus Spa & beauty salon offering traditional hairdressing, beauty services, massages, sensuous wraps, hydro and aromatherapies. There is also a state of the art fitness centre with professional staff, weight and aerobic conditioning equipment, sauna, solarium
As well as all the cruise entertainment onboard there are plenty of activities too, from Princess Links — the nine hole putting course, to the gold simulator and basketball courts. For those looking form something more relaxing there is the art gallery and library or for a spot of duty-free shopping head to the boutiques. For families onboard there is also a great selection of entertainment in the kids club and teens centre.
- 9 hole putting course & golf simulator
- Sport Courts
- Internet Cafe
- Art Gallery
- Wedding chapel
- Kids and Teens centre
- Medical Centre
The Grand Princess boasts a combination of casual and formal evenings, offering you a smart casual atmosphere one night followed by a grand evening the next. On informal evenings gents are expected to wear a blazer or sports jacket and on formal nights you dress to impress with your favourite cocktail dress or black tie attire.
If after a long day of shore excursions, after a long lunch or a day of relazing in the spa means you don't fancy dressing for dinner then the buffet restaurant always offers a casual dress code and is open 24/7.