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Golden Princess leaving Greenock, Scotland.
Career
Name: Golden Princess
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Princess Cruises
Port of registry: Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda[1]
Route: Hawaii / Alaska
Builder: Fincantieri (Monfalcone-Trieste, Italy)[2]
Cost: US $450 million[1]
Yard number: 6050
Christened: October 12, 2001 by Jane Seymour at Fort Lauderdale[3]
Maiden voyage: May 16, 2001 (Southampton to Barcelona)[4]
In service: May 2001
Refit: April 2009
Identification: IMO 9192351[5]
Call Sign ZCDA9 [5]
MMSI 310344000[6]
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Grand Class cruise ship
Tonnage: 109,000 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 951 ft (290 m)
Beam: 118 ft (36 m)
Draft: 26.2 ft (8.0 m)[1]
Decks: 17 total, 13 passenger[1]
Propulsion: 2 diesel-electric propellers (42,000kW each)[1]
Speed: 22.5-knot (42 km/h; 26 mph)[1]
Capacity: 2,600 passengers
Crew: 1,100 crew
Notes: post-Panamax ship

Golden Princess is a Grand Class cruise ship for Princess Cruises that entered service in 2001. It is the sister ship of Grand Princess and Star Princess. It measures 109,000 gross tons and carries 2,600 passengers (double occupancy) plus 1,100 crew members. As of 2009, she primarily operates on the Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.

Some environmental experts were alarmed by a trip in 2006 to Antarctic waters by the Golden Princess.[7] The Golden Princess had a dry dock in Victoria from mid-April to early-May 2009, in order to refurbish the entire ship.

Contents

Amenities

The ship features three formal dining rooms[8], mini golf course (9 holes), several pools, a spa, a gym[9], a video arcade, a children's facility, a dedicated teen center[10], a screening room (for recent movie releases), multiple bars and three modern show lounges[11].

Restaurants

The ship's main restaurants, which honor Personal Choice Dining (A Princess service that allows a passenger to dine at a designated restaurant at whatever time they please), are laid out on three different decks on three different areas of the ship; 2 aft and 1 midships.

Suite Sizes

Owners Suite (OS)
B751 - 591 sq ft (54.9 m2).

Penthouse Suite (PH)
ALL - 536 sq ft (49.8 m2).

Premium Suite (PS)
B749 - 473 sq ft (43.9 m2).
C748 - 468 sq ft (43.5 m2).
C749 - 468 sq ft (43.5 m2).
C750 - 468 sq ft (43.5 m2).
C751 - 468 sq ft (43.5 m2).

Vista Suite (VS)
E732 - 527 sq ft (49.0 m2).
E733 - 527 sq ft (49.0 m2).
D736 - 495 sq ft (46.0 m2)
D737 - 495 sq ft (46.0 m2).

Mini Suites (AA, AB, AC, AE, AD)
ALL - 323 sq ft (30.0 m2).
Four Mini Suites (E728, E729, D732, and D733) are a bit larger because of the larger balcony.[12]

Activities

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Pools

  • Terrace Pool
  • Calypso Reef and Pool (includes 2 hot tubs)
  • Neptune's Reef and Pool (includes 2 hot tubs)
  • Oasis bar & hot tubs
  • Teen hot tub
  • Movies under the stars

Sports & Spa

  • Lotus Spa, gym and fitness area
  • Swim-against-the-current lap pool
  • Digital golf simulators
  • Nine-hole putting course
  • Center Cou
  • Jogging track
  • Shuffleboard

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.  
  2. ^ "GOLDEN PRINCESS". Vessel Assessment System. http://www.xvas.it/SPECIAL/VTship.php?imo=9192351&mode=CK. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  3. ^ "Jane Seymour to Christen Golden Princess". BNET (Business Wire). 2004-03-31. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2001_April_16/ai_73250645. Retrieved 2008-07-23.  
  4. ^ "Golden Princess". Simplonpc. http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/GoldenPrincessPhotos.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  5. ^ a b United States Coast Guard (USCG). "Golden Princess". Port State Information Exchange. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. http://psix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXDetails.aspx?VesselID=26988.  
  6. ^ "Golden Princess (IMO: 9192351)". vesseltracker.com. http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Golden-Princess-9192351.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  7. ^ "First cruise ship sets sail for Antarctica". Mail Online. 2006-09-05. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-403743/First-cruise-ship-sets-sail-Antarctica.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  8. ^ "Personal Choice Dining". Princess Cruises. http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/np/amenities_publicrooms/personal_choice_dining/index.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  9. ^ "Golden Princess Activities". Princess Cruises. http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/np/amenities_publicrooms/activities/index.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  10. ^ "Golden Princess Under 18". Princess Cruises. http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/np/amenities_publicrooms/under_18/index.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  11. ^ "Golden Princess Entertainment". Princess Cruises. http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/np/amenities_publicrooms/entertainment/index.html. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  
  12. ^ "Golden Princess Staterooms". Princess Cruises. http://www.princess.com/learn/ships/np/staterooms/index.jsp. Retrieved 2008-07-24.  

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