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Grand Princess Ship Stats
Item Detail
Year Built 1998
Years Old 25
Tons 107,517
Speed 23.0 knots
Length 949 feet
Beam 159 feet
Total Cabins 1,301
Crew 1,150
Expected Passengers 2,602 to 3,122
Expected Space Ratio 34
Total decks 16
Decks with cabins 8

The Grand Princess started sailing in 1998 . Former names: none. The Grand Princess is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Grand Princess has 1301 cabins. 55 percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

You can expect between 2602 to 3122 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Grand Princess has a space ratio of 34.4 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 41.3.

The Grand Princess has 1150 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

There are 16 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 17. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1998 - Grand Princess
2001 - Golden Princess - No longer sailing
2002 - Star Princess - No longer sailing
2004 - Caribbean Princess
2004 - Diamond Princess
2004 - Sapphire Princess

There are 27 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

The ship last drydock was in May 2022.

Most modern cruise ships need to be dry docked for inspection, maintenance and class surveys every five years and once they reach 15 years of age they need to be dry docked at least twice within a five-year period. Dry docks typically last up to 14 days at a cost of up to $2 million per day and involve regular maintenance including hull cleaning, exterior painting of the structure, inspection of pipes, restoration of exterior deck flooring, and installation of enhanced HVAC filter systems

GRAND PRINCESS is the lead vessel of a series built for P&O Princess. She was the first in the companies fleet to exceed 100,000 tons. The Grand had some major changes during the April and May 2011 drydock. This includes removal of skywalkers lounge, conversion of deck 5 atrium to the piazza, new pizzeria in the Piazza, International Cafe, Vines wine and seafood bar, Convert Sterling steakhouse to Crown Grill, New deck 7 tea lounge and library, Upgrade casino, Addition of deck 6 window suites ,Upgrade Horizon Court, Upgrade Lotus Spa, New deck 15 Wedding Chapel/conference room.

During drydock in Dec 2016 Sabatini's went through a major redesign, Coffee and Cones venue was added to ship, the Movies Under the Stars screen was replaced, and the youth center was redesigned.

During March 2019 drydock maintained the following: Propellers, Exchangers, Propulsion Efficiency and Thrusters. Replace the hot and cold water main lines. Hotel renovations re-upholstered all lounges chairs in the Explorer's, Crooner's, Wheelhouse, Crown Grill, Library and Snooker's bar. Replaced all Stateroom Cabins Sleeper Sofas. New sofas in the Explorer and Crooner's bar. Replaced all the Open Deck Astro turf. Refinished the Wheelhouse Bar Dance Floor. Replaced Horizon Court carpets and tiles. Coffee Station Wood Cabinets refinished. New carpets for Botticelli and Crooner's Bar.

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Smoking Policy     smoking
  • Smoking is prohibited in all staterooms and balconies with the exception of electronic cigarettes which may be smoked inside the stateroom
  • All smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas. These areas include cigar lounges, a section of the nightclub and casino, and a portion of the open decks.
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  • 1 Indoor Pools
  • 3 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 8 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • Golf Simulator
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track
  • WIFI Ship Wide casino
  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • No Arcade
  • No Cinema
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Grand Princess Cruise Deck Plan Key
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Interconnecting staterooms symbol Interconnecting staterooms
Third and fourth Pullman beds  symbol Third and fourth Pullman beds
Third Pullman bed available symbol Third Pullman bed available
Two lower beds not convertible symbol Two lower beds not convertible
Wheelchair accessible symbol Wheelchair accessible
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