Cruise Ship Profiles

Ship specifications, photos, itineraries, accommodations, dining venues, notable rooms, activities, children's areas, deck plan, enhancements, incidents, accidents and more.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

Itinerary

Summary for 2014

The Golden Princess sails various itineraries including Alaska, the California coast, Mexico, and South America. Please visit Princess Cruises for a complete schedule.

updated December 2013

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CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 97 (June)
2010 Rating 99 (Jul)
2011 Rating 99 (Jan)
2011 Rating 97 (May)
2011 Rating 98 (Oct)
2012 Rating 98 (Apr)
2013 Rating 81 (Feb)
2013 Rating 95 (Jun)
2013 Rating 99 (Oct)

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Deck Plan

Sky Deck 17

Skywalkers, Sports Court

Sport Deck 16

Deck Chess Set, Lawn Court, Hot Tub, Princess Links, Splash Pool, The Oasis, The Sanctuary, Shuffleboard, Teen Center

Sun Deck 15

Fitness Center, Lap Pool, Lotus Spa, Movies Under the Stars, Sea Breeze Bar, Teen Center, The Conservatory, Youth Center, Wedding Chapel, Tradewinds

Lido Deck 14

Calypso Bar and Pool, Horizon Court, Horizon Terrace, Neptune Reef Pool, Outrigger Bar, Pizzeria, Sundaes Ice Cream Bar, Mermaid's Tail Bar, Trident Grill

Aloha Deck 12

Passenger Staterooms and the Terrace Pool (aft)

Baja Deck11

Passenger Staterooms

Caribe Deck 10

Passenger Staterooms

Dolphin Deck 9

Passenger Staterooms

Emerald Deck 8

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck 7

Princess Theater (upper level), Promenade Lounge & Bar, Crown Grill, Explorer's Lounge, Photo Gallery, Sabatini's, Vista Lounge, Casino, Meridian Bay

Fiesta Deck 6

Princess Theater, Grand Casino, Shooter's Bar, Video Arcade, Canaletto Dining Room, Donatello Dining Room, Players Cigar Bar, Essence, Calypso Cove, Video Arcade

Plaza Deck 5

Bernini Dining Room, Fine Arts Gallery, Piazza, International Cafe, Internet Cafe, Capri Restaurant, Vines  Bar & Shop, Library

Gala Deck 4

Medical Center

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Adults Only

Sanctuary

Plush, outdoor spa-inspired setting, complete with massage cabanas, signature beverages, light meals, attentive service and personal entertainment. Half-day passes for The Sanctuary are available for $10 per person, for 8 am to 12:30 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.

The Sanctuary features two outdoor private cabanas where guests can also take advantage of the exclusive Lotus Spa Services at The Sanctuary. (additional fee).

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013.

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ships > Princess > Golden
 

Golden Princess

princess cruises grand class ship

The Golden Princess is the second of the Grand Class of ships featuring three dining rooms, four pools - including one swim-against-the current pool, nine-hole putting course and golf simulator, wedding chapel, sports bar, wrap-around promenade deck, sports court and jogging track, full-service spa with ocean-view gym and more.

The Golden Princess emerged from an extensive drydock in May of 2009 with many new features including: Adult's Only Sanctuary, new 300-square-foot Movies Under the Stars poolside LED Screen, new Crown Grill Restaurant, two new specialty restaurants  located at the Piazza, brand-new relocated casino on Promenade deck, new sports court, new Internet café and library, a refurbished fitness center, and new flat screen televisions in passenger staterooms.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Grand

Launched: 2001

Refurbished: 2009

GRT: 109,000

Length: 952

Draft: 26

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 3,082

Golden Princess Bridge Cam and Wedding Cam

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Accommodations

Standard Stateroom Amenities

Fresh fruit (by request), evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, Waffle weave cloth bathrobes (available upon request from your stateroom steward), bottles of liquor and stateroom bar packages available for purchase at non-duty-free prices through room service or from designated bar locations, private safe and refrigerator, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, and electric hair dryer.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 162-182 Sq. ft.
Ocean View 179 Sq. ft.
Balcony 231-298 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Mini-suites 323 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 319-1314 Sq. ft. w/veranda

Interior

Interior staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers.

Ocean View

These staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, and refrigerator. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Most staterooms will have a picture window, although a few may be port holes.

Balcony

Balcony staterooms come standard with twin beds that convert to a queen, private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, safe, desk, refrigerator, and balcony with patio furniture. Some staterooms include pullman beds for extra passengers. Premium balconies are larger and some are rear-facing staterooms.

Mini-suites

In addition to standard amenities, mini-suite passengers receive a welcome glass of champagne, two televisions, a sitting area with a sofabed, two flat-panel televisions, and a spacious closet. Some mini-suites have a pullman for a fourth passenger.

Suite Amenities:

In addition to standard amenities, suite passengers receive a DVD/CD player and free access to a DVD library, complimentary web access in the Internet Café, laundry and dry cleaning, use of the Lotus Spa® Thermal Suite (select ships), one-time free mini-bar setup, walk-in closet with a safe, soundstation with dock for iPod, two flat-panel televisions, upgraded bathroom amenities , and use of the Disembarkation Lounge. In suites with a balcony, the patio furniture accommodates up to four people.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

The Canaletto Dining Room offers fixed seating and the Donatello Dining Room and Bernini Dining Room offer anytime dining.

Horizon Court

At the forefront of 24-hour dining, the Horizon Court offers a round-the-clock venue for buffet meals or snacks.

In addition, the restaurant operates a late-night bistro with a set menu and sit-down service from 10 pm to 4 am.

Trident Grill

Serving burgers, hot dogs, pizzeria and more. Grab take-out and sit poolside.

Prego’s Pizzeria

Pizza by the slice at Horizon Court. USA Today calls it the "Best Pizza at Sea."

Sundaes

An Ice Cream bar to indulge your sweet tooth.

Afternoon Tea

Indulge in afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cookies, music and white-glove service. Enjoy a wide selection of premium teas — from Earl Grey to herbal infusions.

International Café

The Piazza Atrium features the International Café for pastries, grilled panini sandwiches, salads, fresh-baked cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Crown Grill ($)

Featuring premium aged beef and fresh seafood items, the Crown Grill offers a truly special dining experience with an open, theater-style kitchen where chefs custom-prepare fresh seafood, such as lobster, scallops, clams and mussels, and cooked-to-order steaks. * $25.00 surcharge per person.

Sabatini's ($)

With a menu specializing in Italian cuisine and premium seafood, Sabatini's offers a refined yet casual atmosphere that includes extensive personal attention from the ship's top European waiters and perhaps even a song from the pizza chef as he creates Princess' famous pies. * $20 cover charge. Suite passengers aboard Ruby Princess will have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive breakfast in Sabatini's. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Vines ($)

In addition to serving more than 30 wines by the glass and seafood appetizers that have made Vines a passenger favorite. The atrium-area bar features a selection of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. 

Ultimate Balcony Dining ($)

Ultimate Balcony Dining features a hosted cocktail party, fresh flowers, champagne and a deluxe four-course meal featuring delicate sweet lobster tail or juicy steak among many available delicacies.
Or, opt for a breakfast which includes specialty pastries, fresh fruits, quiche, smoked salmon and other special treats served with a half bottle of French champagne.

Room Service

Princess provides 24-hour room service, enabling passengers to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the privacy of their own staterooms or enjoying the view from their balconies. In addition to the always-available room service menu, passengers can also enjoy items from the day's main menu in their staterooms, as well as special room service-only offerings.

* Prices subject to change - updated Dec 2013

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Notable Rooms

Princess Theater

Main show lounge featuring Broadway and Vegas-style productions.

Explorer's Lounge

Featuring nightclub-style performances.

Grand Casino

A full service casino with slots, cards, roulette and more.

Player's

Cigar Bar and one of the designated smoking areas on the ship.

Sea Breeze Bar

Outdoor bar located on Sun Deck.

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Outdoor Features

Movies Under the Stars

Watch first-run feature-length films at the Poolside HD theater.

Calypso Pool and Neptune's Pool

Main pool area on Lido Deck. 

Sports Deck

The Oasis Deck Area features a bar, two hot tubs, deck chess set and shuffleboard (aft).

Terrace Pool

Intimate pool area and sun deck space located on Riviera Deck (aft).

Lotus Pool and Lotus Spa

Located on Sun Deck (forward).

The Sanctuary

Adults-only area located on Sports Deck 16.

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Kids Only

Please note: To participate in the Youth Program, children must be at least 3 years old and potty trained. However, children under 3 are welcome to join in the fun if supervised by a parent at all times.

Princess Pelicans (Ages 3-12)

Kids-only dance parties, movies and cartoons, ice cream and pizza parties, t-shirt coloring, pajama parties, fun fairs, and art projects.

Shockwaves (Ages 8-12)

Kids-only dinners, dance parties, movies, video games, scavenger hunts, karaoke and talent shows, sports tournaments , California Science Center workshops, Jr. CHEF @Sea, Klutz®projects, and theme nights.

Remix Teen Lounge (Ages 13-17)

Teens-only dance parties, late-night movies, sports tournaments, casino night, talent shows, formal dinners,  DJ workshops, PlayStation® and Wii® equipment, foosball tables and more.

No signing in or out of the club required.

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