|Febr. 9-2011The most significant transformation ever of a Princess Cruises ship will occur this spring aboard Grand Princess. During a 24-day makeover the ship, which was the prototype for the line’s “Grand Class” vessels, will undergo a remarkable renovation to receive many of Princess’ trademark features introduced since the ship’s 1998 debut. Replacing its iconic Skywalker Nightclub, which has given the ship its distinctive profile.This change will significantly improve the operational performance of the ship, including greater fuel efficiency.|
|Dec. 1 - 2015 Shoreside engineers embarked Grand Princess at Honolulu early Tuesday to assess the ship following a small fire in an electrical switchboard that knocked out power early Monday. The fire was contained and there were no injuries.|
Registered Owner:Fairline Shipping Int.Corp. - USA - Beneficial Owner: Carnival Corp. - USA - Operator: PRINCESS Cruises - USA.
Entered service: 1998 – Refit: 2011 - Gross tonnage: 107.517 - Pass. lower beds: 2600 - All berths: 3100 - Passenger decks: 13 -Length: 289,51 m. - Beam: 36 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: - 6 diesel engines make Sulzer-Grandi Motori type 16ZAV40/S - installed power total 63.360 kW. - Propulsion: 2 Siemens electric motors conventional traction with 2 fixed pitch propellers power 21.000 kW. each.- Max.Speed 22 knots - Built: Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no.5956 - Refit: Grand Bahama Shipyard - Flag: Bermuda - Classification: LR.
Original Sisterships: Golden Princess - Star Princess
|Dec.4-2016 Damage to the hull of the Grand Princess, caused by a faulty tender platform, has forced the ship to end its cruise early in order to undergo repairs. No injuries were reported onboard or ashore. Princess issued a statement about the incident: "While at sea after departing from Maui (Oahu), Hawaii, a tender platform on the starboard side of Grand Princess opened, for reasons yet unknown. The platform sustained damage, such that it could not be closed.Grand Princess is on its way back to Honolulu for repairs. It is expected to arrive December 5. As a result, the ship will miss its December 6 call at Ensenada.|
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 35.09|
|All images below after transformation|
|Images below before transformation|
Disco located in spoiler removed after transformation
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