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Princess Cruise Line

Information about Grand Princess
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Grand Princess started sailing in 1998. Former names: none. The Grand Princess is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Grand Princess has 1301 cabins.

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.

Sister Ships

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 II - 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.

16 Decks

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

55% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

GRAND PRINCESS is the lead vessel of a series built for P&O Princess in 1998. She was the first in the companies fleet to exceed 100,000 tons. There are 1301 staterooms on board with the largest being the Grand Suites.

There are many dining options on board including some specialty options as well:
Michaelangelo Restaurant- dinner only, anytime dining, complimentary
Crown Grill- steak/seafood restaurant, complimentary
Da Vinci Restaurant- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with anytime dining, complimentary
Botticelli Restaurant- dinner only, fixed seating times, complimentary
Sabatinis Restaurant- Italian specialty, reservations recommended
Trident Grill & Prego Pizzeria- fast food buffet, complimentary
Horizon Court- self service buffet
Sterling Steakhouse- specialty

During the day, adults can enjoy The Sanctuary which is an adults-only pool and relaxation area, or they can check out the fitness center and spa. Kids and teens have plenty of activities to keep them busy with their very own teen and kids centers with organized programming, a video games arcade, pool and play area, and large outdoor LED screen.

Nightly entertainment on board can be found at many venues. The Princess Grand Theater offers comedy acts and production shows for all ages. Live entertainment can also be found at Crooners Lounge & Bar, Explorers Lounge & Bar which turns into a Disco Nightclub, Wheelhouse Bar, and The One5 Lounge & Nightclub. There is also a casino on board.

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 Café, 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 Sabatinis 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 Explorers, Crooners, Wheelhouse, Crown Grill, Library and Snookers bar. Replaced all Stateroom Cabins Sleeper Sofas. New sofas in the Explorer and Crooners 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 Crooners Bar.

Grand Princess Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 1998
Years Old 26
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

Grand Princess Features


  • 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
  • Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • No Arcade
  • 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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Smoking Policy

  • 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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