Grand Princess, a recently refurbished ship from Princess Cruises, provides a comfortable and elegant environment, with plenty of entertainment and dining options. The ship’s inaugural cruise took place in 1998 and it hosts 2,600 guests across 17 decks, with 1,150 crew members onboard.
Classic itineraries allow cruise ship passengers to explore destinations including Mexico and the United States. Ports of call include Puerto Vallarta, where guests can discover the process of tequila-making. In San Francisco, shore excursions offer the opportunity to visit notorious Alcatraz and do tasting tours in Sonoma Wine Country. A stop in Honolulu offers scenic drives along the Pali Coast.
The ship provides a number of accommodation options, all of which make guests feel right at home. This is a great cruise ship for families, with two-bedroom family suites available. Passengers can also choose from a variety of staterooms, such as interior, ocean view, balcony and wheelchair-accessible accommodation.
Dining options are varied and available throughout the day, with nine food and drink options, including 24-hour room service. There are also six specialty dining options such as Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Ultimate Balcony Dining, and the Crab Shack. For chocolate lovers, chocolatier Norman Love’s creations in the main dining room are a must.
Entertainment options include movies, original musical productions, music, dancing and featured guest entertainers. Facilities range from a sports court and freshwater pools to hot tubs, an art gallery, auctions, and many shops for those who want to splash the cash. The Grand Princess suits all ages and tastes, for an exciting cruise ship vacation.