Grand Princess Cruises
Until early May 2020 Grand Princess sails from San Francisco west to Hawaii (15 nights), south to the Mexican Riviera (10 nights), and along the California Coast (7 nights). The cruises south offer relaxation and water sports. From May to September 2020 Grand Princess offers a 7-night itinerary to Alaska’s fjord coast, alternating departures from Vancouver and Whittier (port for Anchorage). Guests will want to spend time in both Vancouver and Anchorage, especially seeing the museum and zoo in the latter. From October 2020 Grand Princess takes on new adventures: cross the Pacific to China (30 nights), explore E and SE Asia out of Singapore, and in March 2021 head west on a grand 28-night cruise to the Mediterranean via India and the Middle East. For the rest of 2021 Grand Princess is based at Southampton, and sails to all parts of the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea. Princess Cruises organises onshore tours that can be booked before sailing, or during the cruise. For some voyages pre- and post-cruise tours are available to extend your stay in major ports. The Ocean Medallion wearable device arrives 29 March 2020.
Grand Princess was recently refitted in 2016. Features include a completely new Piazza atrium, new eateries (Alfredo’s Pizzeria and the Crown Grill), and the line’s first specialty tea lounge called Leaves. Also added are seven new window suites; remodelled casino, boutiques and art gallery; enhancements to the Horizon Court, Lotus Spa, and wedding chapel; and the addition of Crooner’s Martini Lounge and a new nightclub One5. The ship itself is a cruise destination.
She has two decks of public spaces and plenty of lifts and staircases that make for ease of movement. There is an ‘adults only’ two-deck Sanctuary area with padded sunloungers and pool for your solitude. Newly fitted is a large ‘Movies Under the Stars’ screen. Many families sail with Princess. Guests, ages ranging from their mid 40s and up, and they enjoy an atmosphere of casual elegance. Boarding logistics are very smooth. Tips and gratuities are additional. Dress is smart casual.
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