A stately Alaskan cruise ship, beautiful inside and out.
Grand Princess Overview
The Grand Princess was the first of Princess' "Grand Class" ships. It is built for comfort, and especially enjoyed for its warm, casual atmosphere. The ship has a beautiful central atrium that Princess ships are known for, three main dining rooms, and several specialty restaurants. When not dining or enjoying a shore excursion, passengers have access to several recreational opportunities. There are four pools, one of which that can be covered by a retractable dome in the cool Alaska weather. The Grand Princess also has a sports deck with shuffleboard, a Princess Links golf area, and a promenade deck circling the ship. A family-friendly ship, stateroom options include two-bedroom family suites.
The Grand Princess sails on the seven-day northbound or southbound Voyage of the Glacier route between Vancouver, BC, and Whittier. The route features a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. Ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway.
- Cruise Line: Princess Cruises
- Dining: Anytime/flexible and traditional/set dining.
- Lower Berth Capacity: 2,600
- Crew: 1100 (crew ratio 2.3)
- Launched: 1998 (refurbished 2016)
Why pick this ship?
Recently refurbished, the Grand Princess is a mainstay of Alaska cruising. Princess maximizes Alaska's offerings ashore while offering two days of glacier viewing both north or southbound. The Grand Princess has onboard programs for all ages, and showcases Alaska's culture through food, art, and engaging educational programs.