The Golden Princess spends Australia’s summer months cruising the azure waters of the South Pacific, and our winters exploring Alaska’s icy seas. Departing from Australia, the Golden Princess predominantly leaves from Melbourne or Sydney (however she does have a smattering of cruises departing from Brisbane and Adelaide) to the South Pacific Islands, New Zealand, or to Tasmania and South Australia. Looking for a taster cruise? Enjoy the Golden Princess experience with one of her short 3 or 4 night coastal cruises. In Alaska, the Golden Princess operates 7-night one-way cruises usually between Vancouver and Anchorage (and vice versa), with potential highlights including picturesque Ketchikan, exciting Juneau and unforgettable Glacier Bay.
From October 2018, Princess Cruises is excited to announce the Golden Princess will become an Ocean Medallion Class ship. Ocean Medallion is the portal to amazing possibilities. It’s the size of a quarter and can be worn in a variety of ways: as a wristband, pendant, clip or even in your pocket. Your Ocean Medallion then becomes your key to opening doors: to your stateroom, to your onboard account, to your ship and to experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
An inviting world of wonder awaits your arrival on Golden Princess. Enjoy world-class cuisine, an abundance of onboard activities and entertainment to amuse your senses both day and night. From casino gaming to relaxing options like the Lotus Spa, you’ll find an array of ways to renew body and soul.
Throughout your cruise, whether you love activity or crave tranquility, Princess Cruises offers everything you could need for a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat, including a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine and innovative experiences all designed to help you escape completely.
On every Princess Cruises ship, you’ll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent – our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.
Discovery at SEA Programs
Our exclusive partnership with Discovery Communications lets you come back captivated with Stargazing on our top deck; activities featuring DiscoveryTM hit shows such as Shark Week and Finding Bigfoot; plus our new Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series. Get more out of your travels with shore excursions recommended by two of the most trusted names in world travel- Discovery and Animal Planet.
Festivals of the World
There’s nothing like a Princess party to bring people together. Our Festivals of the World hosts onboard events that celebrate timeless traditions from nearly every corner of the globe.* Parties and dancing, lively music and folkloric performances, enriching activities, themed movies and specialty shopping are just some of the ways our Festivals of the World come to life! From Oktoberfest to Rio’s Carnival, Festivals of the World is a gala event you won’t want to miss.
*On select sailings.
Discover Old World charm as you stroll through our breathtaking Piazza – a hub of activity, inspired by the vibrant squares of Europe. Roving street performers, quaint boutiques, a spiral staircase and several glass-walled lifts provide panoramic views. Visit the International Cafe for gourmet coffees, or marvel at the wine selection at Vines, voted one of the “Best Wine Bars at Sea,” by USA Today
The Shops of Princess
It’s no surprise The Shops are awarded “Best Onboard Shopping” from Porthole magazine year after year. On board, you’ll find a fabulous range of fine merchandise from brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Calvin Klein, Citizen and Tissot, plus local crafts, keepsakes and souvenirs. And everyday tax- and duty-free savings can add up to as much as 30% off suggested U.S. retail prices.
Art Gallery & Auctions
Great art, like the destinations we visit, can be awe-inspiring. Peruse our extensive art gallery, or attend an art history lecture highlighting some of the world’s greatest masters. And don’t miss our exciting Champagne Art Auctions, which give you the chance to view and bid on a wide range of fine art, including pieces by famous artists like Thomas Kincade, Wyland, and Michael Godard. There is no charge to attend these lively events.
Photo & Video Gallery
Our staff of digital photographers and videographers helps capture the highlights of your cruise including onboard events, ports and scenery for lasting memories of your trip. Our studio locations are set up in the Atrium each evening and all formal and casual portraits are on display in the gallery the following day. Please ask our staff about portrait packages, reprints and canvas reproductions of your favorite photos!
Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
Take a dip in our sparkling freshwater pools and leave your everyday world behind. Unwind on a padded lounger and soak up the sun, catch up on reading, listen to music or dream of your next adventure on board or ashore. And what better way to relax and revitalize after a day exploring the world than a long soak in one of our whirling hot tubs. And don’t forget, there is always a server nearby to bring you a refreshing cocktail or favorite beverage.
Feel the court under your feet and the thrill of victory as you sink the ball in for two points. No matter your athletic ability, there’s nothing like shooting a few hoops out in the middle of the ocean as you watch the sun set and the stars come out. Our Sports Court is not only set up for basketball but also for volleyball. Pick up a game, compete against fellow passengers for bragging rights, or start your own dream team.
Internet Cafe & Library
Our Internet Cafe is filled with computers so it’s easy to access your mail account or browse the Internet for world news, sports and stock trading. Or bring your own electronic devices and access the Internet through our improved onboard wireless service. The Internet Cafe is open 24 hours a day. For those looking to absorb more traditional media, our onboard library is fully stocked with up to 2,000 books, many specifically tailored to your itinerary as well as the classics and best sellers.
Food & Dining
Indulge your appetite whenever you wish on board Princess. Every hour, our chefs are busy baking, grilling and sauteing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.
Just like a restaurant at home, Anytime Dining enables guests the freedom to dine when and with whom they wish, at any time between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Reservations are available through an onboard dining hotline, but not required, and diners may choose to eat only with their own group, or be seated with other guests. The choice is yours.
Harkening back to the Golden Era of sea travel, our Traditional Dining option allows you to dine at the same time each day and enjoy the same tablemates and waitstaff throughout your voyage. Choose from either early or late seating.
Crafted By Curtis Stone
In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each “Crafted” selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.
There are few foods that inspire as much passion as chocolate, and master chocolatier Norman Love has designed some of the most decadent, hand-crafted treats exclusively for Princess’ Chocolate JourneysSM program. Trained in France, and named the Inaugural Inductee into the Chocolatier Hall of Fame by Dessert Professional Magazine, Chef Love combined premium quality chocolate with unique flavors and artful designs to mastermind his exclusive creations found in the main dining room and at Horizon Court.
Open 24-hours a day, the International Cafe located in the Piazza is the place for an ever-changing array of small bite meals, treats and gourmet beverages. Grab a freshly baked croissant to start your day, snack on pies and quiche or choose from a wide variety of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime, and indulge in decadent desserts in the evening. Coffee and tea fans will love the New Grounds Crafted Coffee menu featuring a variety of specialty espresso-based drinks made from a custom blend of coffee beans, as well as iced tea fusions.
Horizon Court offers an endless selection that changes throughout the day to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Indulge in a delightful array of worldwide cuisine, freshly baked breads and regional comfort foods, in a casual setting at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy fresh fruits, signature pastas and desserts galore along with your favorite beverages and customizable features like create-your-own salads and sandwiches.
A perennial Princess passenger favorite, Prego serves up freshly made Neopolitan-style pizza by the slice or by the whole pie. Named the “Best Pizza at Sea” by USA TODAY, you’ll savor classic favorites made with hand-tossed dough, fresh tomato sauce, cheeses and pepperoni or try the daily specials.
Follow your nose to the Trident Grill where the burgers are flipping and the hotdogs roasting, served with a variety of fixin’s and crisp fries. Veggie burgers, bratwurst and grilled chicken breast are also served and all are sure to hit the spot when you are relaxing out on deck.
24-hr Room Service
We offer 24-hour complimentary room service when you want to enjoy a quiet moment in your cabin eating a delicious club sandwich or maybe that slice of chocolate fudge cake you can’t forget. Treat yourself to breakfast in bed, or stay in for an intimate dinner, and perhaps even cocktails, in the comfort of your stateroom. 24-hour room service is just a phone call away.
Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration and our specialty restaurants always deliver an extraordinary experience. They are among the best at sea – or anywhere. We serve dishes made with the freshest ingredients, and our menus reflect regional flavors from around the world. You’ll find our specialty restaurants are the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.
- Crown Grill
- Chef’s Table Experience
- Crab Shack
- Ultimate Balcony Dining
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; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.
Movies Under the Stars
Throughout the day and night, our exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater is the go-to destination for feature films, thrilling concerts and exciting sporting events such as live football games. Cozy up under a fleece blanket in the comfortable lounger and feast on complimentary fresh-popped popcorn in the evening or delicious cookies and milk during the day, and enjoy that exciting car chase or mystery thriller on the giant screen.
Original Musical Productions
Crafted by some of the world’s top directors and choreographers, our remarkable and dynamic Princess productions transport you to realms as exotic as the destinations we visit. Imaginative shows created in-house feature dazzling stage sets, Broadway classics, popular hits and original numbers performed by some of the largest and most talented casts at sea.
Music & Dancing
When it comes to music and dancing we’ve got everything that your musical palette may desire. Whether it’s tapping your toes to cover bands, singing along in the piano bar, relaxing to classical strings or dancing the night away in the nightclub, you’ll be satisfied!
Vegas Style Casino
From gaming lessons to the latest slot machines to prize tournaments, our Casinos offer fun and excitement. If you enjoy blackjack, or “21,” our tables play by Vegas rules and if you relish the challenge of roulette, we offer the American version. Our craps tables also let you take your best shot at becoming a high roller. Want to try Texas Hold ‘Em? Our PokerPro table shuffles, deals, splits pots and generates side pots instantly.
Featured Guest Entertainers
Grab a seat, order a cocktail and be prepared to be entertained by our lineup of world class entertainers. From magic to comedy, singers to instrumentalists, jugglers to balancing acts and much, much more, we search the globe for top talent to be featured on our ships. So get ready to be amazed, entertained, mesmerized or just laugh the night away!
With dazzling stage sets, artists from around the globe, modern hits and timeless classics, the Princess Theater, our largest theater yet, showcases lavish, original productions with dynamic cast members in sumptuous surroundings. In this ultramodern theater, relax in a plush seat with unobstructed sight lines as the velvet curtain goes up, a state-of-the-art lighting system illuminates the stage, and it’s on with the show!
Vista Show Lounge
Relax, unwind and enjoy the endless variety of world-class entertainers such as live bands, comedians, illusionists and musicians performing on the large stage, as well as instructor-led classes and line dances. Seating over 300 people, the Vista Show Lounge’s warm and inviting intimate setting is perfect for quality time with family and friends over a cup of tea or learning a new talent with new friends that you’ve made on board.
Explorers Lounge offers cool vibes and nightclub-style performances. Put on your dancin’ shoes and get ready to get down. A rockin’ sound system, ceiling mounted dance floor lights, and live nightclub-style performances make the Explorers Lounge the perfect destination. Want to just sit back with a cocktail and people watch? There’s plenty of seating and the inviting atmosphere is laid-back.
Hot music and cool cocktails set to a DJ spinning popular club tunes is the ideal setting for a night of dancing. Gleaming, ultra modern and ultra cool, this hot spot invites a little stargazing while the colorful neon dance floor invites everyone to get up and boogie down. Boasting panoramic views from its vantage point 15 decks above the sea, it’s the perfect place for dancing and socializing.
Kids, Teens & Family
From family-friendly stateroom options to enriching youth and family programs, quality time is time well spent. Onboard activities spark curiosity and fuel creativity while excursions ashore engage and inspire!
Just For Kids 3-7
Even the littlest guests will delight in this whimsical, forest-themed world that inspires playtime and invites exploration. Kids, ages 3 to 7, can dance, enjoy pajama movie nights, create art projects like Animal Planet puppets and masks or compete in a Lego boat-building contest.
Just For Kids 8-12
Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy center keeps kids busy with games, dancing and kid-sized Olympic competitions. Their minds stay busy, too, with California Science Center programs like rocket building, or they can explore outer space with Stargazing and learning how to build a model roller coaster. Exciting events like talent shows, theme nights, and treasure hunts encourage new friendships and family togetherness.
Just For Teens 13-17
This contemporary lounge is “the place” for teens – perfect for hanging out and socializing with late-night movie viewing, hip hop dance classes, video game tournaments and sports competitions like dodgeball and basketball. But that’s just the beginning. They’ll dazzle on the red carpet with our Rock the Boat teens-only party, complete with awards and “mocktails.”
Princess makes it easy to sail together in comfort. There is a wide selection of staterooms accommodating up to four guests, and you’ll enjoy substantial savings on your third and fourth guests. There are also connecting stateroom options, as well as Two Bedroom Family Suites, with room for up to eight guests, which offer more living space, a balcony and two bathrooms, including a full bath tub.
- Passenger Capacity: 2,636
- Inaugural Cruise: May 6, 2001
- Last Refurbished: May 2015
- Christeners: Merlisa George, the reigning Miss U.S. Virgin Islands
- Number of Crew:1,100
- Registry: Bermuda
- Length: 950 feet
- Height:177 feet
- Number of Decks: 17
- Passenger Cabins: 1,318 total
- Suites with private balconies: 33
- Window Suites: 7
- Family Suites: 2
- Mini-suites with private balconies: 178
- Balcony cabins: 523
- Ocean view cabins: 208
- Inside cabins: 367
- Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 26
- Pools: 4
- Whirlpools Spas: 9
- Lifeboats: 22 lifeboats including tenders, 2 rescue boats
- Builder: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy
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