Grand Princess

Moderate Large SET SAIL 1998
Sabatini's Italian trattoria ($20 per person)
Wines pairing at The Chef's Table ($95 per person)
The vibrant ambience of the new One5 nightclub
The piazza-style atrium with cameo entertainment acts
Vines wine, sushi and tapas bar

Grand Princess is like a favorite sweater: warm and comfortable, big but not supersize, something you can’t wait to snuggle up in again. A combination of great service and good food add to her appeal. Some of the best steaks at sea are served in the Crown Grill at a charge of $25 per person. The kids’ and teen clubs are fun, but this is more a couples’ ship, ideal for discerning folks who want to be spoiled.

Grand Princess OVERVIEW

Grand Princess made history twice when she launched. She was the world’s biggest cruise ship — but has since been eclipsed by larger vessels — and she had a nightclub, dubbed a rear spoiler, perched high above the top deck.

After an extensive makeover in 2011, the spoiler was removed, leaving her with a sleek stern and additional attributes including a pizzeria, a tea salon in the Library and a new nightclub.

This is a classic Princess Cruises ship. She’s good for families, and you can expect plenty during school vacation time. But she is beloved by couples aged 45-plus seeking glam rather than glitz and plenty of places to eat and relax.

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In winter and spring, Grand Princess sails to Hawaii, with occasional Mexico and Pacific Coastal trips tossed in. She sets her sights on Alaska in the summer.