Golden Princess

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Golden Princess was built at the italian based fincantieri shipyard at a cost of $450 million US Dollars, she is the sister ship to star princess and grand princess, the ship came into service in may 2001 and was christened five months later in a ceremony that took place in fort lauderdale,florida with english actress jane seymour taking on the role of godmother.

On board the ship there are 10 different passenger accommodations to choose from starting at the basic interior cabin which comes equipped with Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk and Private bathroom with shower, up to Premium accommodations like the 730-square-foot grand suite with balcony which come equipped with an array of additional amenities, some suites even come with their very own hot tub.

The ship offers several formal dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal other dining options include local specialties and gourmet favourites from the ships speciality restaurants, flexible anytime dining which means you aren't limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship and finally casual dining where you can Get a quick and satisfying bite such as burgers hot dogs and pizza whenever you like from the various Casual Dining eateries.

For entertainment Golden Princess is equipped with all the features you would expect from a modern cruise ship  as well as the popular outdoor movies under the stars theater, this ship also has a screening room showing recent movie releases.

For younger guests youth and teen centre‚Äôs are fully equipped with everything from the latest video games and movies, to arts and crafts, fooseball tables, board games and jukeboxes. And for the littlest ones, activities like kids' karaoke, pizza parties, pyjama nights and more. 




Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  Cross-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon



Ship Specifications



  • Size: Huge
  • Length: 951 feet
  • Beam: 118 feet
  • Speed: 22.5 knots
  • Tonnage: 109,000
  • Decks: 17
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Passengers: 2,590
  • Maiden Voyage: 16 May 2001   
  • Christened: 12 October 2001
  • Godmother: Jane Seymour


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Nautical Terms

Afterdeck - Deck behind a Ship's Bridge

Bow - The Front of the Ship (pointy bit)

Beam - The Greatest Width of the Ship

Bridge - The Location From Which a Ship is Steered and its Speed Controlled

Cargo Hold - A Space for Storing Cargo

Capstan - Upright Device for Winding in Heavy Ropes or Cables

Davit - Device for Hoisting and Lowering a Boat

Flagstaff - Flag Pole at the Stern of a Ship

Forecastle - The Section of the Upper Deck of a Ship Located at the Bow Forward of the Foremast

Foremast -  Mast nearest to  the Bow of a Ship

Galley - The Kitchen area of a Ship

Helm - Ship's Steering Wheel

Hull - The Main Structure or Body of a Ship

Knot - A Measure of Speed Equal to One Nautical Mile (6076 feet) per Hour




MS - Motor Ship

MTS - Motor Turbine Ship

MV - Motor Vessel

TSS - Turbine Steamship

SS - Steamship

USS - United States Ship

HMS - Her Majesty's Ship (England)

RMS - Royal Mail Ship (England)

FV - Fishing Vessel

CRV - Coastal Research Vessel

HLV- Heavy lift Vessel

PSV - Platform supply vessel