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Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Golden Princess - Princess Cruises

Golden Princess itinerary and upcoming sailing dates
Sep 21 2017 New Caledonia and Vanuatu, 11 nights from $2824
Oct 2 2017 New Zealand, 13 nights from $2737
Oct 15 2017 Queensland and The Great Barrier Reef, 10 nights from $1740
Oct 25 2017 Tasmania, 7 nights from $883
Nov 1 2017 Fiji and South Pacific, 14 nights from $2651
Nov 15 2017 New Zealand, 13 nights from $2248
Nov 28 2017 Australia Getaway, 3 nights from $414
Dec 1 2017 New Caledonia and Vanuatu, 14 nights from $2029
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Golden Princess Overview

Golden Princess Cruise Ship

Princess Cruises' lovely Golden Princess is part of the Grand class of vessels, sister ship to the Grand Princess and Star Princess. With a double occupancy of 2,590 passengers, the Golden Princess is a mid-sized ship with an intimate, familiar feel. She offers the great Princess features that the line's adherents know and love, from giant movie screens by the pool to a huge percentage of balcony cabins. Currently she sails out of Melbourne during the Southern Hemisphere summer.


Cabins and interiors
From the Grand Suite to an interior stateroom, The Golden Princess is well-appointed in light, modern Princess fashion. Despite having been in service since May 2001, her public spaces and staterooms feel modern and have been kept fresh with regular refurbishments.

The signature Princess Piazza forms the centre of the ship's public spaces, and from there spread a range of dining venues, bars, lounges and facilities to keep everyone fed, watered and entertained.


On the menu aboard Golden Princess
Let's be honest, food is what we are really here for. Did you know that the Golden Princess has not one but three main dining rooms? The Canaletto for traditional fixed seatings, and the Donatello and Bernini Dining Rooms for Anytime Dining which allows you to cater completely to the whims of your stomach and sit down whenever you please.

The Golden Princess eateries also include a range of casual options included in the cruise fare, from burgers by the pool to afternoon tea and 24-hour room service. There are several specialty restaurants for a wonderful night out.

Once dinner is over, attention turns to the ship's bars and lounges, of which there are many. They range from casual sports bars to a swanky cigar bar to the pumping Skywalkers Nightclub, offering something for everyone.


Golden Princess pools, entertainment and activities
The Golden Princess has not one, not two but four pools, meaning there is no shortage of space in the water or on sun loungers next to it. It also has sports courts, a fitness centre, shuffleboard, a putting course and more facilities to keep you active. The crew organises activities and classes, and the Scholarship@sea program keeps minds sharp.

In the evenings the Golden Princess comes alive with live music, shows and performances, Movies Under the Stars, and lots more for passengers to while away the time. The casino opens when the ship is in international waters for anyone who likes a flutter, and the top deck is where the dancing action happens late at night.


Get onshore
The shore excursion offerings for your Golden Princess cruise will of course depend on the destination! However Princess doesn't disappoint with their extensive range of tours and experiences. 

Their offerings are grouped into categories for easy decision-making: Nature and Wildlife, Arts and Entertainment,  Activities and Adventures, Famous Sites and Culinary Delights. On a Golden Princess cruise from Australia, you might find yourself swimming with dolphins in Akaroa or island-hopping in Fiji on a high-speed catamaran.



Cabins onboard the Golden Princess

The Golden Princess cabins and suites can cater to a variety of budgets and preferences. The ship has a total of 1,318 cabins for guests, and more than 60% of these have balconies.

Families will be glad of the Golden Princess' two Family Suites, accommodating 6 adults and four children or eight adults. Suites of varying sizes offer separate areas for sitting and sleeping, and the range continues through oceanview cabins down to the standard inside stateroom for those wanting an inexpensive option. All are nicely furnished and contain flat-screen TVs, safes, mini fridges, hair dryers and desks.



Food and Dining

Golden Princess food: What's available.

Dining included in your cruise fare:

  • The Canaletto Dining Room for traditional fixed-seating dining
  • The Donatello and Bernini Dining Rooms for Anytime Dining
  • International Cafe (charges apply only to specialty coffees)
  • Horizon Court buffet
  • Sundaes ice cream bar
  • Prego Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill
  • Afternoon tea in the Donatello Dining Room
  • Complimentary room service menu


Specialty Dining:

  • Sabatini's Italian restaurant
  • Crown Grill steak and seafood
  • Ultimate Balcony Dining



Entertainment

Golden Princess pools and fitness
The ship's four pools are a great way to stay active and have some fun at the same time. The outdoor Calypso Reef pool and glass-ceilinged Neptune Reef pool are both found on Deck 14, the Lido Deck. On Deck 12 you will find the heated Terrace Pool tucked away aft, and the fitness centre has a lap pool for dedicated swimmers. There are a grand total of nine whirlpools dotted around the ship, some of these in the relaxing Oasis on Deck 16.

The fitness centre includes a big area for aerobics and other classes, as well as the requisite fitness machines and free weights. There is a shuffleboard court, and a half-court where you can shoot hoops on Deck 16. Does putting count as fitness? You'll find a putting green there too.


Activities galore
As on most cruise lines, the crew will work hard to make sure you aren't bored if you don't want to be. Your onboard daily newsletter will outline what's on the schedule each day - expect to see trivia, sports tournaments, daytime movies, scavenger hunts, get-togethers for various groups, bible studies and more.

The kids will be kept busy in the Fun Zone, Teen Center and splash pool with a full-on program of activities. For those who want a quiet morning or afternoon, there is often live music in the lounges, a library, an art gallery, an internet cafe, a video arcade, and plenty of places where you can curl up with a good book.


An evening on the Golden Princess
There are two places you can go for a post-dinner show on the Golden Princess - the Princess Theater and the Vista Lounge. The former is more broadway-style while the latter is set up like a cabaret, and both host productions and featured entertainers. The other big billing each evening is Movies Under the Stars above the Calypso Reef pool.

For drinks and socialising, hit one of the many bars around the ship. These include the nautical-themed Wheelhouse Bar, the extravagant Egyptian-styled Explorer's Lounge, the Players Bar for smokers, and a few more to round out the options. The casino is found on Deck 7, and the Skywalkers Nightclub, a Princess favourite, perches on Deck 17 overlooking the ship's stern, It is reached by a set of moving ramps which add to the atmosphere of the place.

I have enjoyed visiting as much of the world as possible over the years. Europe and the Mediterranean are personal favourites, but there is so much to see very close to our little Australasian corner of the globe- one of my top travel experiences was snorkeling with tropical fish and turtles in New Caledonia! Cruising is a fantastic way to see it all, and we hope to make booking a cruise easier for both first-timers and old salts. From ship tips to destination news and views, we will keep you up-to-date. Happy cruising!

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Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony

Available on Golden Princess from 02 Oct 2017. Club Class Mini-Suites feature the same great amenities as the standard Mini-Suites, but with exclusive VIP touches. This includes the delicious temptation of exclusive Club Class Dining privileges, priority embarkation and disembarkation, and the new Princess Luxury Bed, designed by leading experts in both the science and beauty of sleep.

Upgraded Amenities & Services

  • Exclusive Club Class Dining for dinner each night, plus breakfast and lunch on sea days
  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • Priority Embarkation & Disembarkation at the beginning and end of your cruise
  • Full access to the Priority Disembarkation Lounge
  • Complimentary one time wine set-up on embarkation day, 1/2 bottle of red and 1/2 bottle of white
  • Complimentary Premium Evening Canapés (upon request)
  • Upgraded Terry Shawl Bathrobes

Plus the Standard Mini-suite Benefits

Stateroom

  • Spacious staterooms up to 323 square feet with balcony
  • Upgraded balcony with patio furniture (table and two chairs)
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate seating area with coffee table and a sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom with combination tub and shower
  • Massage shower head
  • Shampoo, conditioner and body lotion
  • 100% Egyptian Cotton Terry Towels

Food & Beverage

  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Fruit Basket (upon request)
  • Refrigerator

Services

  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Evening bed turn-down with chocolates on your pillow

Accessories

  • Two 42” flat-panel satellite televisions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone & Desk
  • Tote Bag
  • Digital Security Safe
  • 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
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Anytime Dining

Anytime dining is a fantastic feature on any Grand Class Princess Cruise ship. What this means is that you can dine with whom you like, when you like, and where you like in a choice of two different restaurants.

  • Da Vinci Dining Room
  • Michelangelo Dining Room

Casual Dining

Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at our Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.

  • 24-hour dining in the Horizon Court
  • Wine bar
  • Lobby bar & patisserie
  • Ice cream bar
  • Poseidon's Pizzeria
  • Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-hour room service

Specialty Dining - Balcony Dining

  • If you have booked a balcony cabin, why not make the most of the experience by having dining served to you on your balcony as the sun sets on the water. Bookings for this experience are essential. Cover charge applies..

Specialty Dining - Sabatini's

  • Sabatini’s (Italian restaurant) is a signature restaurant onboard selected Princess ships. It is a truly memorable dining experience that you will not forget! Bookings are essential, as the restaurant usually books out.. A cover charge of US$20 per person applies.

Specialty Dining - Sterling Steakhouse

  • Sterling Steakhouse is a signature restaurant onboard selected Princess ships.  A cover charge of US$15 per person applies.

Traditional Dining

  • Traditional dining works with two different dinner sittings, named first and second dinner sitting. First dinner sitting starts at 6pm and the second dinner sitting starts at 8pm.

Casino

Atlantis Casino

  • The Grand Casino offers a wide variety of gaming machines and table games. The casino will not be open when in port.

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