Grand Princess®

Princess Cruises

With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, tantalizing dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Grand Princess® will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or experience something new with our Discovery at SEA enrichment programs.

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Broadway-style Entertainment
Casino
Fitness Center
Formal Nights
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Movies Under the Stars®
Onboard Weddings
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Youth & Teen Centers

Ship Info

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations: With ample amenities and attentive staff, your accommodations become your home at sea. A good night’s rest is within reach as you sink into the custom-made Princess® Luxury Bed.

  • Dining: Inclusive dining options are found throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, decadent desserts and much more.

  • Onboard Activities: You will find many ways to play, day or night. Our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

  • Entertainment: Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner.

  • Wellness: The Princess® Luxury Bed provides the ultimate night of sleep at sea! And from the top-deck retreat reserved for adults to our fitness centers, you’ll find all the elements to come back new.

  • Youth, Teen and Families: Our Youth Centers and Teen Lounges ensure our youngest cruisers stay happy. Each center has a theme where kids make new friends and participate in cruise activities.

Not Included

  • Airfare | Items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically mentioned as included

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
1998
Renovated
2016
Tonnage
109000 Tons
Public Decks
13
Passenger Capacity
2590
Crew
1100
Registry
Bermuda

Reviews and Recommendations for Grand Princess®

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Princess is good.

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2014

Travel Advisor:  Cindy Myers

highly recommend

By: katie


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortler

Recommend

By: Wezie


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2014

We have gone on 4 Alaska cruises with Princess.  We always have a good time. Wonderful service, great staff and great relaxation. We had a balcony this time and really enjoyed it.   We have taken our kids and spouses on cruises and they had a fabulous time. Now we are hopping to take friends and in a few years grand kids. 

A Joy To Travel With

By: DennisP


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2014

I would definitely sail this line again. Nothing is left to chance and the client is always at the center of their attention.

Great Cruise

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2014

The cruise was great- achieved or exceeded our expectation except for the condition of the ship- it is getting to be an old rust bucket. This was our 5th cruise with Princess and we are very satisfied with the service & value we get from Princess. I have to suggest that the check in procedure is way out dated.

Newly rennovated

By: Art


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2014

Friendly staff and enjoyed the service. The food quality has gone down from previous cruises but still enjoyed the food.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

The Grand is Still Grand

By: GaryG


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

We had a lovely 10 day cruise on the Grand to Mexico. Service was impeccable throughout the trip and we so enjoyed our upgrade to a suite. The bathroom, especially, was so big, with double sinks and separate shower and jacuzzi tub, that it felt more like being in a hotel room than a cruise cabin. The shows were great and the whole experience was lovely. Loreto was a new stop for us and the best of the Mexican ports.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Terrill

Great trip

By: Pam and Richard


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2014

We had a good time. It would have been better if the breakfast service included mixed berries and blueberry pancakes as were available in the past.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Carr

THE BEST

By: TMF


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2015

Enjoyed the new ports of call in Mexico
Travel Advisor:  Janet Brereton

Good service

By: Mike AZ


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2015

Good service from the frendly stafe.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Cohen

Awesome Cruise

By: jj


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2015

We really enjoyed the cruise and the ship, excellant food and service.

Well run ship

By: COLIN


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2015

The Grand Princess has excellent service and a very nice environment. The entertainment was particularly good on the Hawaii voyage.The food was similar to other Princess ships Parts of the ship, particularly the cabin bathrooms would benefit from updating, but this is a question of style rather than condition

Friendly

By: rocky


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

I have been on better ships, but this was nice. Very informal
Travel Advisor:  Shelby Palmer

pampered every day

By: auntedna


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2015

The ship seemed to be a little older but was very clean and everyone so friendly and helpful
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Salloum

Great Wait Staff

By: Ingeborg


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2015

The trip went very well. W All of the staff, that took care of us on the cruise, were excellent and very friendly. This is especially true of our wait staff compossed of head waiter Arturo, and our waiters Christoper & Ilia The only little dissapointment that we had was that there was no midnight buffet as we look forward to doing that once on the cruise. Besides this everything was excellent and two thumbs up.
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Great family vacation

By: RayJ


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2015

The ship and crew exceeded our expectations and matched the needs of our multigenerational family nicely.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortler

Awesome

By: Me


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2015

The staff was superb. The accommodations comfortable. The food was out of this world. The ports were awesome.

Alaska Cruise

By: Bobo


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2015

Very good cruise experience. Prepaid soft drink service was not a good buy for us so read the fine print before you sign up for it.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Fun mid-winter getaway

By: JBP


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016

This cruise on the Grand Princess, a perfect-sized ship, was a relaxing round trip from San Francisco, with sail away at sunset under the Golden Gate bridge. We liked the ship, especially the updates to the Lido which provided some quiet dining areas. Food was good to very good and service was very good as well. The departure port was a nice twist on the normal Mexican Riviera, making it 10 days instead of 7. Entertainment was good
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Princess Continues to be a Great Cruise Line

By: Petaluma Traveler


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2016

Just got back from a 10-day cruise to Alaska on the Grand Princess. The itinerary was great: Victoria, Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and Glacier Bay. The ship was still fresh after all the years in service. The International Cafe is a great place to get a quick bite of food while watching the entertainment in the Piazza. Vines has a wonderful by-the-glass wine list. Our dinner in Sabatini's was good, but I have enjoyed it more on other ships. We also ate in the Crown Grill Steakhouse and the one caveat is that if you want your steak rare or medium rare confirm with your server what that looks like to the chef. We find the beef to always be cooked more than we would like. We had a Penthouse Suite, located mid-ship on Caribe. The room was great with plenty of space and amenities. The balcony was outstanding: two lounge chairs, a table for four and four chairs. It made cruising Glacier Bay a wonderful experience. One thing to beware of: there is no center staircase.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Thornton

Excellent cruise

By: afkgmom3


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2016

I haven't cruised much but if any line is better than this one, I don't know how. Everything was A+, the service, food, staff, amenities and entertainment. I look forward to another cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

GRAND PRINCESS

By: PILLOWS


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

GREAT SERVICE. VERY HELPFUL

mr.b

By: mr.b


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

very good will alaways go with princess cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Georgann Swearingen

Hawaiian Islands cruise

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017

It was excellent. We were in a Club Class cabin and the service in this level is great. I would book another cruise without choosing this level of service.

Hawaii

By: hawkeye


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

This was a very fun and relaxing cruise. The food was outstanding. The onboard staff was very good. The activities offered fit our needs well. Our excursions were well put-together and met all of our needs.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weigel

cruise ship

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2017

Very enjoyable. The staff was the best staff of any cruise ship that we have sailed on. The food was good and the entertainment was fair.
Travel Advisor:  Olivia Kirlin

Ship

By: Tess


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2017

I had a good time on the ship in spite of developing a knee problem when flying to the cruise port. I was still able to enjoy all the good events on the ship and the medical staff were very helpful. I could not have made it without them. The other staff on the ship were also very helpful. I was lucky to be on this ship.
Travel Advisor:  Willo Falk

Hawaii Trip

By: Amos


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2017

Excellent. The food, entertainment and people were all amazing. I would specifically thank the servers at the Botticelli Dinning room, Kadek Suandika and Komang Budiarsana for their excellent work and hospitality, which we enjoyed very very much.
Travel Advisor:  Elaine Pepper

Hawaii Cruise

By: Anne-Marie


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

"Lukewarm" is my overall impression. Many of the really nice, hard-working crew seem apathetic. I lost money on the inclusive drink package. Couldn't find a hot-fudge sundae anywhere. The whole ship seems tired and worn out.
Travel Advisor:  Cathy Dorton

coastal cruise

By: Snag


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2018

Generally good. Floor plan a little strange with some floors not going completely through from aft to forward. Food was just okay.
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Hawaiian 15 day cruise round trip from San Francisco

By: Tag


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

The food was average for a cruise ship but the staff aboard was for the most part above average. The biggest drawback was on formal nights the photographers blocked the elevator areas and would not even acknowledge a person in a wheel chair, making me miss at leas two elevators to get to my destination to which I was late due the the rudeness of the photographers. I did report it to the photo manager and she had me report it to customer services, who asked me to report it to the photo manager. I don't think it ever got reported to the corporate headquarters. Other than that we enjoyed the cruise and the ship more than the previous cruise on the same ship.

Hawaii cruis

By: Marty


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2017

Very good ship is getting a bit old
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

fantastic

By: JJenkins


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017

Very Very happy with the Grand Princess
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Coleman

Grand Princess June 2017

By: DeepSouth


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2017

Staff service was great, as was food in main dining. But, Lido deck buffets are too small and not very creative. Lots of repetition. Suites are not very ergonomic. The ship's lacking of a suite lounge is a minus.
Travel Advisor:  Shelly Lynch

good ship

By: ray


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017

Beautiful ship that has been remodeled.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Beautiful ship. Great crew

By: Alaska Cruise 2017


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

We had a wonderful time. Can't wait to sail aboard the Grand Princess again!
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Aboard the Grand Princess

By: "The Cruisers"


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Our 10-day cruise lived up to all our expectations. We had been to Alaska before so we could compare. Food was very good, service to our room and in the dining rooms was superb. Only complaint: Need new towels!
Travel Advisor:  Joy Cutchin

ship

By: jag


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

always have a great time
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Grand Princess

By: cookie


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

Relaxing cruise. I liked our room and our room attendant was excellent. Food was good and our waiter and assistant waiter were the best we have ever had on 16 cruises with Princess. Princess needs to change their production shows. We have seen the same productions before and I'm sure all the other passengers who have traveled with Princess saw them too. With all the ships they have, why can't they have different shows?
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern
Not Recommended

Ship

By: Ollie


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

First of all our cabin was the smallest balcony cabin we have ever had. So the cruise didn't start out good. We also found the food wasn't up to what we had previously enjoyed on other Princess cruises. The new system of cleaning your hands at the entrance to the buffet is a joke. I expect that only about 25 per cent of the people use the sink. They certainly never wash their hands if they are returning to the buffet and I expect that some people used the washrooms before going back to the buffet.

mexican riviera

By: myra


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

it was ok. the lines were long for everything. there was not enough seating at the [princess theater for the first showing so unless you got there really early you stood for the whole show. (people for the anytime seating came for for the first show). the seating for anytime seating usually had a wait line until after 6. state rooms are getting smaller and smaller. the shows were ok, the music at the bars all over the ship at night was great and varied
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Coastal Cruise 10/17

By: Lynne


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

The cruise was very pleasant and relaxing. Activities were good. Food was OK. A special dinner at the Crown Grill was wonderful. Was disappointed that the ship did not offer the usual Pub Lunch. I've always looked forward to that.

Grand princess

By: John


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Time aboard ship was fine. Food was just adequate. Staff was superior
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Cohen
Not Recommended

Review of the Grand Princess

By: Ron


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

We had a good time but the Grand Princess is no longer grand. The ship is in need of cosmetic repair. The food was average and certainly not up to the standards we have experienced in the past on a Princess cruise. The entertainment except for one evening was very average and not that entertaining. The art and excursion lectures were very good and were very entertaining and educational. The room steward was great. The staff on the ship was also excellent. The bed in the room was really good. But we have really had better cruise experiences on our previous Princess cruises.
Not Recommended

Princess Review

By: Claire/Les


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

Afraid I am not a fan of Princess Cruises. I prefer smaller ships, like 600-1200 passengers. Also, find the food in buffet mostly tasteless and dinningroom a bit better. I realize Princess is VERY popular but this is just my opinion.

Mexican Riviera

By: Terry


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

Crew was friendly & helpful. Lots of activities & excursions. Nice restaurants. Nicely decorated.
Travel Advisor:  Jim Buckley

California

By: California


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Wonderful experience, great mini suite.
Travel Advisor:  Stella Signorello-Helton
Not Recommended

Grand Princess

By: Bubba


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2018

Service was great. Meals were without imagination and flavor. Ship physical condition was poor. Drinks were watered down. Rooms creaked and groaned in moderate seas hard to sleep. Entertainment was good. Port of embarkation was great. San Francisco a one hour drive from home.

Grand

By: Len


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

Fun, fun , fun fun,fun
Travel Advisor:  Chris Chrystal

Hawaiicruise

By: Hawaiicruise


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

Ship is OK. Cabin OK (couch no). Food was ave. at best. Even the fine dining at night wasn't that good for food judging from past cruises. There was a lot of sickness/flu on the ship (guessing 1/2 ship was sick). The first 4 days cruising to Hawaii got to be boring. The 4 days going to the islands were good, except that just being at a port for 1 day and not there long enough wasn't good. The 4 days going back we both got the flu really bad. I was quarantined to my cabin after visiting the ship's doctor. That cost over $400 and my wife's bill was over $100. Didn't really leave our cabin for 4 days, until back to San Francisco. Not Fun! Too many elderly people with all kinds of illnesses. With so many people in such a confined space, the ship is a medical nightmare. Going thru buffet with people sneezing, coughing and touching everything wasn't a good situation. Would I do this cruise again? NO. We've been home just about 2 weeks and I'm still not well, coughing a lot.
Not Recommended

Another princess cruise :(

By: Miss bon voyage


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2018

Princess needs to raise the bar for its cruises. Get with the program other ships have upgraded to. Don’t nickel and dime for sodas, specialty coffee, Pay employees so guests don’t have to supplement their income with tips. We prefer to tip those we interface with. Princess is not a 5 star cruise company I would grade them a 4. The food is very average and very little flexibility in ordering something not on the menu. Princess is on the same level as Holland America. We have travelled on most cruise lines and have found with the bigger is better size of the ships service from food, to activities, to excursions has declined. We now prefer inclusive fares and smaller ships.

A really Grand Princess

By: Chico cruising


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2018

This ship is a favorite of ours for several reasons. We love the Deck 5 location and are delighted that the Grand Prinvess goes in and out of San Francisco - no flying required.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Great Crew

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

The crew really made the 5 days at sea go by fast. This was especially true for Franky (a real star) and Anoop at Crooners
Travel Advisor:  Ilona Kupec

Cruise Ship Review

By: Nancy Smythe


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018

We had a great time aboard the GP. We were nervous first time cruisers but everything was explained and laid out very well. There was plenty to do and the crew went out of their way to make feel like we were first class passengers.
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Grand Princess

By: Js


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Very pleasant trip Excellent service and exceptional food Need a clock in the stateroom
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Ship Review

By: Chris Cruiser


Reviewed on: 19 May 2018

We enjoyed the coastal cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Chris Chrystal

Grand Old Ship

By: connor


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2018

Outstanding - crew was excellent, dining choices were varied, cabin was roomy and kept spotless.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Cruise

By: can


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

It was nice, the staff met all my needs. I was a little disappointed with the food.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Thornton

Aboard Ship

By: Happy wonderer


Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2018

Relaxing, comfortable, and enjoyable!! The food was excellent! Entertainment enjoyable & fun.
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Repositioning

By: Redinc2sea


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Wendy arrange an upgrade, which made for a pleasurable three-day getaway.
Travel Advisor:  Wendy Edwardson

Great Cruise

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2018

We had a minisuite and enjoyed the extra room and the large balcony. We spent a lot of time enjoying our cabin and the balcony as the weather was great.
Travel Advisor:  Mindy Milliron

Always Love This Ship

By: Califaloha


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

This is our 5th or 6th time on the Grand and we’ve enjoyed it every time. The food in the dining room was better than we remember from previous cruises. As always, the staff are excellent and the port stops fun. We enjoy the entertainment, although many of the “shows” with the ship singers and dancers have been the same.

Thanks

By: R&P


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

1) We appreciate cruises which depart from San Francisco. 2) On board the Grand Princess, we liked our dinner at the Crown Grill.

Not too large.

By: Reuven


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2018

Getting a little long in the tooth, but we liked its size - newer ships too large for us, and we liked the staff. Plaza deck rooms were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

2018 Grand Princess Cruise to Hawaii

By: Orlin


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2018

Very enjoyable. Staff was friendly and took care of our needs efficiently.

Needs a Makeover

By: Short


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

The Grand Princess is an old cruise ship and she creaks and groans a lot. Much of the furniture needs replacing as does some of the decor throughout the ship. The couch in our was really broken down and needed to be recovered. However, the crew and staff were wonderful and did everything to make the trip memorable. I loved the fact that we can sail from San Francisco and do not have to fly - so that alone is a big plus. The activities were numerous and well thought out and there was always something to do if you wished to participate.
Travel Advisor:  Craig Adryan

North to Alaska

By: storkie


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

Enjoyable and stress free cruise
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Alaska

By: Cruiser


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2019

Enjoyed the cruise although the ship needs some updating. It is starting to look worn in some places
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Alaska Cruise

By: CG


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Great and relaxing.
Travel Advisor:  Cynthia Hampton

Princess is Number One

By: JPScituate


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

The Grand princess is one of many Princess ships we have sailed on. It does not disappoint . Overall quality, service and value makes this cruise line our favorite.

Grand Princess

By: Bell


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2019

We enjoyed every minute of our stay aboard the ship.. the crew was friendly and helpful. The food was great. All the entertainment was fun. Looking forward to planning another trip with Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Jeske

ship

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2019

Had a great time aboard the Grand. The service was fantastic-probably the best we have ever had. The only item we would not give them a 10 on was the food. We were disappointed with many of the meals.
Travel Advisor:  Bob Romano

Nice ship but

By: Don Bowen


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2019

The ship is a little out dated even though they said it had been refurbished this year It’s lacking a lot of the glamour and glitz A lot of the newer ships Not many shops was not fond of the way The buffet area was laid out Food was mediocre as far as I was concerned
Travel Advisor:  September Holstad

Shipboard Review

By: Chatsworth


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2019

Very good service, especially considering English was not the first language of most of the staff. They were responsive and tried hard to make the cruise memorable for all.
Travel Advisor:  Stella Signorello-Helton

Grand Class

By: DOUG


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2019

We really enjoyed our back to back cruises, California Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. We previously sailed on Grand Princess in 2000. The trip was excellent as was the crew. The ship is getting tired and we think that the shore excursions are a bit pricey.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Princess Hawaii cruise

By: Boysen


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2019

We had a great cruise. The staff on board was friendly and made our adventure memorable.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Weber

Sailing on Princess

By: Mary K


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2019

The convenient departure port of San Francisco is a huge bonus since we live in the area

Customer Service Expert!

By: Cindy


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2020

Princess is my go to cruise line. They think of everything when it comes to cruising from excellent and delicious dining options, fun onboard activities and entertainment as well as wonderful destinations.
Travel Advisor:  Jill Stralow

First timer!

By: Alan B


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2019

It was my first, but not my last, Cruise with Princess. I loved everything about it!! The ship was beautiful, the activities were entertaining and informative and the shows were spectacular! I will definitely will cruise Princess again...and again...and again!!
Travel Advisor:  Jill Stralow
Not Recommended

All other Princess ships are much better

By: Maritzarog


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

Old and worn out ship. Rugs in cabins are old, stained, dirty Furniture is Chipped. Toilet flushing mechanism fell off. Several cabins on our deck flooded. Many activities center around sales On the positive side service was excellent and food fresh
Not Recommended

The Princess expereince.

By: Phos


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2020

Overall, it was an OK cruise experience. Having sailed with HAL over a dozen times, we kept making comparisons between the two cruise lines. This resulted in finding small and large differences resulting in the above comment of just "OK".
Not Recommended

Cruise

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2020

Staff wonderful. Ship it self in poor shape for a princess ship

Trip from hell

By: Jan hawaii


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2020

Good until ship was quarantine for COVID-19. Princess treated us well but when CDC took over things went bad. Very poor communications and quarantine at Travis AFB was poorly managed. From travel which had sit on bus for 3 hours after boarding before departing, basic medical care, to room cleaning to food. All were unacceptable.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen DiMeglio