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Golden Princess cruise ship for our family cruise vacation!

As you may have already read, (see Family Cruise Vacation) we have planned a cruise vacation for our family aboard the Golden Princess cruise ship. This magnificent ship can cater to a wide variety of tastes - a requirement for our family aged 25 to 85.

Princess Cruise Lines was chosen because their cruise ships are designed to appeal to this wide variety, are large and loaded with amenities. We required a variety of dining choices as well.

Here we'll give you a few general statistics regarding the Golden Princess:

Entered into service in 2001
951 feet long
Beam is 118 feet
Speed is 22 knots
Sister ship - Grand Princess
International crew of 1100
She can accommodate 2600 passengers
710 of her staterooms have private balconies
One full deck is mini-suites
Liberian registry

Dining choices aboard Golden Princess


Traditional
In the Canaletto Dining Room, Golden Princess offers traditional fixed seating. Serving at the same time for each meal, you will be served by your own waiter throughout your cruise.

Anytime
Anytime dining allows you the option of eating at different times and in different venues. This flexibility in dining is offered at the Donatello Dining Room and the Bernini Dining Room.

Specialty
As with all of Princess' ships, the specialty restaurants here are in big demand. A reservation is recommended for this dining option to the Sterling Steakhouse, Sabatini's (Italian trattoria), and Ultimate Balcony Dining. (A cover charge applies.)

Casual
Grab a quick bite whenever you like at the casual dining eateries on board. Venues include 24-hour dining at the Horizon court, the Wine and caviar bar, the Lobby bar and patisserie, Sundaes ice cream bar, Preggo Pizzaria, Trident Grill, afternoon tea and 24-hour room service.



Entertainment Golden Princess Style


Theatres
Enjoy fantastic Broadway style shows and first run movies in the Atlantis Lounge and the Vista Show Lounge.

Hot Spots
The sizzling hot spots on board include the Atlantis Casino (one of the largest at sea), the Explorer's Lounge with nightclub-style entertainment, And Skywalker's Nightclub (15 decks -about 150 feet - above the sea)! How about the Movies Under The Stars outdoor theatre?

Lounges
Find and intimate corner to enjoy your company and sip your cocktail, or savor a special cigar in a swanky place in the Golden Princess' Bars and lounges. Visit the Wheelhouse Bar, Player's Cigar Bar, and the Promenade Lounge and Bar.



Golden Princess Activities


Pools and Spas
This ship is blessed with four pools: Calypso Reef and Pool(plus two hot tubs), Neptune's Reef and Pool (plus two hot tubs), the Terrace Pool, and the Oasis Bar & hot tubs.

Sports
Like to keep on the run? Golden Princess can certainly accommodate you. The Lotus Spa, gym and fitness area will keep you toned and relaxed. Exercise in the Swim-against-the-current lap pool. If golf's your game, check out the golf simulators and the Princess Links nine hole putting course. The jogging track, shuffleboard, and Center Court round out the facilities.

Enrichment
Princess Cruises offers lectures, art exhibits, and classes taught by experts. A world class art collection, gallery and auctions are among the activities. 24-hour internet service is available. The ScholarShip@Sea program is design to enlighten and entertain. The library and writing room provide sanctuary for quiet reading and writing and the Hearts and Minds Wedding Chapel provides space for contemplation.

Boutiques
Of course, Princess provides shoppers with boutiques offering great deals on designer clothing and gifts. To do some name dropping: Lladro, Calvin Klein, Tommy Bahama, Fossil, Estee Lauder and Clinique... (duty free).
 


Now if this doesn't seem like enough reason for us to have chosen a Southern Caribbean Cruise aboard the Golden Princess, Check out the article page on our fabulous ports-of-call (Princess Cruise Line Southern Caribbean)!

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